Lublin: Ministerstwa Informacji i Propagandy, 1944. First edition. Softcover. Octavo. 54pp. Tan printer wrappers with black lettering on the front cover. Published by the Polish Ministry of Information and Propaganda, in Lublin (Soviet occupied zone) in late 1944, this scarce work is comprised of harrowing firsthand accounts of the Warsaw uprising, by various members of the Polish People's Army and the Polish Resistance. Some accounts remain anonymous, although some are credited, including Captain Stanisław Januszewsk (psudonym "Andrzej", 1916-1973) and the final section "The Last Fight in Żoliborz", written by Janina Forbert (psudonym "Jasia", b.1927) a female resistance fighter and liaison officer in the People's Army. After the war she was decorated with the Medal for Warsaw, 1939-1945 Award for her bravery during the fighting. Some other sections are titled, including "Nine Hours Under the Rubble" and "In the Darkness of the Warsaw Canals". This is likely one of the earliest publications on the subject, being released during the war, sometime within only a few months after the end of the uprising.
Text throughout in Polish.
Wrappers with minor rubbing and creasing to extremities, including a small stain along the top left corner of the back cover. Interior with minor age toning to pages throughout, and a few sporadic small water stains. Close tear near the gutter of p.29. The name of a previous owner is in blue colored pencil on the title page. Wrappers and inteiror in very good condition overall. Quite scarce. vg. Item #48904