The Little Insurgent Monument

  ul. Podwale ,   Old Town         25 Mar 2024

The communist authorities continually thwarted efforts to commemorate the Uprising of 1944, though by the early 80s cracks in their resolve were beginning to show. On October 1, 1983, the most poignant of all Uprising monuments was unveiled by the walls of the Barbican. Designed by Jerzy Jarnuszkiewicz and funded by collections undertaken by scouts, the bronze installation shows the figure of a boy soldier clutching a Sten gun and weighed down by an adult-sized helmet. Commemorating the children who served as messengers and frontline troops, the figure is inspired by the story of 13-year-old corporal Antek, himself killed in action close to the scene on August 8, 1944.

The Little Insurgent Monument in Warsaw.


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I have to add that the boy is not carrying a Bren but an MP40 "Schmeiser" captured from german sub-machine gun.

Very, sad. Many people cannot do anything, or try don't to do anything. Many people do not war, because it is forgotten.In many countries, it still exists, and is causing devastation to families.Many lives have been lost, Many dreams destroyed, But finally, Many peoples minds are in peace

it just sad to think young kids fought for their lives. Usually kids right now would hide inside their homes and watch TV and just wait till someone finished the war. In my Ansectors have told my grandparents that told my mom that told me that the kids would take glass bottles and throw it at germans and they were the ones delivering newspapers. Polish children are strong and they defend their country.
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