|German Tank in Wola District|
Maj. Waclaw Janaszek “Bolek” has taken over command of the “Kedyw” group from Lt. Col. Jan Mazurkiewicz “Radoslaw” who was wounded in battle. Due to heavy enemy fire, Polish Command decided to move AK Headquarters from the school at 6 Barokowa Street to the building of the Ministry of Justice at 7 Dluga Street.
Insurgents fight back enemy attacks along barricades in Podwale, Swietojanska, Piwna, Senatorska and Miodowa Streets and on the City Hall and Blank’s Palace. The Germans have launched strong attacks on the Krasinski Gardens, Mostowski Palace and barricades in Leszno Street.
SS RONA has launched attack in the area of Starynkiewicza Square. After a fierce exchange of gun fire Polish troops of the “Chrobry II” group have retreated from the Water Supply and Sewage Headquarters, the Tourist Hostel, the Military Geographical Institute and the District Office.
“Chrobry II” still holds control of the northern side of Aleje Jerozolimskie Street with the Dom Kolejowy rail office building and the Postal Railway Station. Meanwhile, enemy troops are attacking along Grzybowska Street and from Chlodna along Zelazna and Walicow Streets. But the attack is repulsed.
|Patrol Stanislawa Jankowskiego-Agaton- Piesc Battalion defending Chloda Street (Wola)|
Squadron 1586 aka No. 301 has flown over Warsaw seven nights in a row this week. Only one plane has returned to the air base in Brindisi, Italy.
|Pilots of Squadron 1586|
|Prime Minister Mikolajczyk|
In July 1943, Mikolajczyk was appointed successor to Prime Minister Sikorski. Sikorski was killed in a tragic plane crash over Gibraltar. There was immediate speculation that the crash was not an accident but a sinister plot by the Soviet government to eliminate Sikorski. In a broadcast to Poland, Mikolajczyk stated “ We do not wish to see only a formal democracy in Poland but a social democracy which will put into practice not only political, religious and personal freedom but also social and economic freedom, the four freedoms of which Franklin Delano Roosevelt spoke so finely. In any case there is and will be no place in Poland for any kind of totalitarian government in any shape or form."
Mikolajczyk faces daunting challenges. Despite efforts by Winston Churchill, talks between Mikolajczyk and Stalin have broken down over several issues, including that of Polands postwar borders. Stalin insists that the eastern Polish territories rightfully belong to the Soviet Union and Mikolajczyk has refused to compromise.