Sunday, 22 May 2016

It is a great monument


22nd May 2016

This photo was take by my daughter last year in Warsaw
The "Little Insurgent") is a statue in commemoration of the child soldiers who fought and died during the Warsaw Uprising of 1944. It is located on Podwale Street, next to the ramparts of Warsaw’s Old Town.
The statue is of a young boy wearing a helmet too large for his head and holding a submachine gun. It is reputed to be of a fighter who went by the pseudonym of "Antek", and was killed on 8 August 1944 at the age of 13. The helmet and submachine gun are stylized after German equipment, which was captured during the uprising and used by the resistance fighters against the occupying forces.



Have a peaceful Sunday

4 comments:

  1. A great monument to remember the sacrifice of a young life. Have a blessed Sunday!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. yes it was terrible time for residents in Warsaw

      Delete
  2. WIshing peaceful Sundays around the world.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Mitchel it would be perfect in that crazy contemporary world

      Delete