Every August 1, the people of Warsaw freeze in unison for 60 seconds, to honor those who fought for freedom in 1944 during the Warsaw Uprising. The rebellion against Nazi occupation cost more than 200,000 lives and destroyed the capital.
This footage is compiled from 2011.
via The Daily What
Teenage fighters during the Warsaw uprising in Poland in 1944
Warsaw - Old Town before and after reconstruction
The Warsaw Uprising of 1944 — a heroic and tragic 63-day (1 VIII - 3 X) struggle to liberate World War 2 Warsaw from Nazi/German occupation. Undertaken by the Home Army (Armia Krajowa, AK), the Polish resistance movement, at the time Allied troops were breaking through the Normandy defenses and the Red Army was standing at the line of the Vistula River.
Portrait of a girl with a bandage nurse during the Warsaw uprising. Warsaw, Poland, 1944.
1 August – 2 October 1944
Esther Day is August 3! Esther Earl, the amazing girl who inspired TFIOS, created Esther Day to encourage people to express their love, even when it’s not so easy. Post your own hand-heart photo with the tag #EstherDay to celebrate love around the world.
Benedict Cumberbatch’s behind the scenes interview for Harper’s Bazaar “My Cultural Life” (x)