20th anniversary of the Warsaw Uprising of 1944.
Rebels on the barricades
Powstania Warszawskie = The Warsaw Uprising.
In the Warsaw Uprising, citizens of Warsaw revolted against the German occupation when the Russian Red army approached the city in August 1944. The Russians however, did not support the rebels and the uprising failed, after which the city was destroyed by the German army. Many Poles were killed or exiled.
Find other Polish stamps commemorating the Warsaw Uprising of 1944.