Like every year, Varsovians gathered in several parts of the capital to celebrate the heroes of the uprising. The two main points are the Rondo Dmowskiego next to the Palace of Culture and Science and the Rotunda and the Vistula. On the Rondo Dmowskiego thousands of people and a group of bikers gathered with flags and red flares. At 17h, the sirens alert of the city ring in the hot and blue sky of the capital, dozens of motorcycle powered their engines at the same time and people light their red flares, and then after 1-minute people sang in tribute of the Warsaw Uprising Heroes and the song “Sen o Warszawie” from Niemen (and performed by Metallica last year in the Stadium Narodowy) was played. In the Vistula, dozens of boats lighted red flares and rang their foghorn and planes created the symbol of the Warsaw Uprising the Kotwica “the anchor” in the sky of Warsaw with white smokes. I personally attended this event and it was an impressive moment.
At 17h, the Warsaw Uprising began. The Polish Home Army (Armia Krajowa, AK), the dominant force in the Polish resistance fought against the nazis from this date till October, 2nd 1944, and the total defeat of the Home Army by the Nazis Forces.
After two months of fights, 85% of Warsaw was destroyed, 16 000 resistant were killed on fights or executed, between 150 000 and 200 000 civilians died. 2 months after the end of the uprising, nazis forces abandoned the city.