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Statue of the Victims of The Tank Trap

Statue of the Victims of The Tank Trap

[pl] Aleja Niepodległości 208
Aleje Jerozolimskie 37
Aleje Ujazdowskie
Stone of Operation Arsenal (Akcja pod Arsenałem)
Memorial Stone of the Battalion “Czata”
Memorial Stone of the Battalion “Gozdawa”
Memorial Stone of the Battalion “Gozdawa”
Memorial Stone of the Battalion “Miłosz”
Memorial Stone of the Battalion “Miotła” (Broom)
Memorial Stone of General Anders’s Battalion “Wigry”
Memorial Stone of the Battalion “Zaremba-Piorun”
Memorial Stone of the Battalion “Zośka”
Memorial Stone of the Brotherhood of the Arms
Memorial Stone of General Maczek
Combat group ‘Krybar’ Memorial Stone
Jerzy Gawin’s memorial stone
Memorial Stone of Katyń
Memorial Stone of the 3rd May Constitution
[pl] Kamień Pamięci Monte Cassino
Memorial Stone of the Defenders of the Power Station
Memorial Stone of Victims of Stalinism
Memorial Stone of the November Uprising
Memorial Stone of the Council for Helping Jews
 Memorial Stone of Fights for the Vistula River and its Abutments
Memorial Stone of the ‘’Ruczaj” Group
Memorial Stone and tribute to Slovaks
Stone of the Group “Bartkiewicz”
Old-Town fortifications
Memorial Place of the Fallen Soldiers of the General Jozef Bem Suligowski’s troops
Place of the Polish fight for the freedom of their homeland
Ogród Saski
Park Agrykola
Commemorative tablet to the Poles and the Warsaw inhabitants killed in the Second World War
Mordechaj Anielewicz Monument- Mound
Monument to the Battle of Monte Cassino
Monument to the Ghetto Heroes
Monument to the Heroes of Warsaw “Nike”
Monument to the Polish Underground Weapon
Jan Kiliński’s Monument
Józef Piłsudski’s Monument
Priest Józef Stanek’s Statue
Monument in Memory of the Fallen Polish Pilots in the Second World War
The Little Insurrectionist’s Monument
Monument to the Teachers of Secret Teaching
Statue of the Victims of The Tank Trap
Monument to the Victims of Simons’ Passage
Partisan’s Monument
Monument to the Fallen and Murdered in the East
Statue of the Czerniaków Rebelians and Soldiers of the First Polish Army
Monument of Warsaw Insurgents
Roman Dmowski’s Monument
Stefan Rowecki’s “GROT” Monument
Tadeusz Kościuszko’s Monument
Monument of the Soldier of the First Army of the Polish Army
Rynek Solecki
Commemorative tablet of the victorious return of troops from the war of 1920
Factory of the Explosives ‘Kinga’ Memory Board
Commemorative board to the action at Wende’s Pharmacy
Andersa Street
ul. Dobra 96
ul. Emilii Plater 15
ul. Kościelna
[pl] ul. Marszałkowska 136
ul. Nowy Zjazd 1
ul. Piękna 17
ul. Przechodnia
ul. Solec 41
ul. Solidarności 83
ul. Solidarności 85

Statue of the Victims of The Tank Trap

On August 13th 1944 german heavy mine transporter ‘Bogward B IV’ exploded at the Warsaw Old Town. During the german storm the Nazis were bringimg to the polish capital city more and more of heavy armory. Probably on August 13th Bogward B IV was tested for the first time by Germans. It was a small trapeze shaped caterpillar which was carrying 1,5 tone explosives at its front. Its major task was to come near, drop the load and fall back. In those situations of emergency after evacuation of its driver, explosives could be detonated with the vehicle. On Sunday, August 13th Poles captured a small german tank. Happy people went out on the streets celebrating, without realization of the danger. Suddenly it came to construction detachment inside the tank. Seconds later it exploded, taking lifes from almost 300 people. Detonation, blinding flash, shockwave and straight after- terryfying silence which after a moment changed into howls of pain and crying for help. Pieces of human flesh were everywhere as well as the smell of a burnt human body. It was one of the most tragic accidents during the Warsaw Uprising. Up to this day it is a mystery how exactly it happened. August 13th is celebrated in Warsaw as an Old Town’s day.