Polish resistance fighter with Blyskawica submachine gun during the Warsaw Uprising, Powisle district, Warsaw, Poland, Aug 1944

Caption   Polish resistance fighter with Blyskawica submachine gun during the Warsaw Uprising, Powisle district, Warsaw, Poland, Aug 1944 ww2dbase
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Added Date 13 Oct 2009

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1. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
4 Nov 2011 04:43:03 PM

The Blyskawica (Lightning) was a 9mm easy to use Sub machine gun. Designed in 1943 for the Polish Home Army/Resistance simple in design and easy to build.
Rate-of-fire 550 to 650rpm used a 32 round box magazine. 700 hundred were built.
The resistance fighter is identified by the white/red arm band on his civilian coat,he's wearing a Germam M43 field cap.
2. Anonymous says:
2 Aug 2013 06:42:55 PM

Instead of standing idly by you could have supplied the Jewish Resistance with a few during the Ghetto Uprising.
3. Anonymous says:
28 Dec 2013 02:03:35 PM

Stupid comment of someone who knows nothing about that time, facts and reality. Read more, (i.e. about Warsaw uprising 1944) maybe you will understand.

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