Warsaw Uprising

The Prudential building was Warsaw’s tallest skyscraper and was hit by approximately 1000 artillery shells during the uprising. Nevertheless it remained standing until the end.

On 28th August 1944 AK camera man Sylwester Braun (“Kris”) captured the moment of impact of a Karl-Gerät mortar shell….

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    This is from a 600 mm (Yes, you read that right) mortar, one of the mightiest siege weapons of all time!
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