Young Polish resistance fighters in Warsaw, Poland, early morning of 2 Sep 1944, photo 2 of 2; the boy with helmet was identified as Tadeusz Rajszczak

Caption   Young Polish resistance fighters in Warsaw, Poland, early morning of 2 Sep 1944, photo 2 of 2; the boy with helmet was identified as Tadeusz Rajszczak ww2dbase
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Added Date 13 Oct 2009



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1. Anonymous says:
4 Apr 2010 01:00:27 PM

those are women in the photograph, too Amazing pics I'm using a few for my multigenre Holocaust project on the Warsaw Uprising
2. Rob Pfeffer says:
3 Sep 2010 05:28:36 PM

Tadeusz Rajszczak is carrying what appears to be an Austrian M1895 Carbine. First time I have ever seen the carbine in wartime picture.
3. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
4 Nov 2011 04:13:52 PM

I remembered watching the World at War and they interviewed a much older man, who during Battle of Stalingrad was a young boy soldier He came face-to-face with a German soldier in a building, and fired his PPSh-41 at him, emptying the 71 round magazine into the German. In the interview the older man said, he can still see it to this day.
4. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
4 Nov 2011 05:50:25 PM

The Steyer-Mannlicher, M1895 Carbine fired a 8x56R round, and used 5 round clips. The weapon was first issued to the Austro- Hungarian army during WWI, by the 1940s, ammo must have been hard to come by as production of the 8x56R round stopped in 1939, some were coverted to fire 7x57 and a couple of other rounds, that I can't remember. Thanks for the info about the rifle Rob.
5. Agustin says:
2 Nov 2017 07:41:17 PM

It looks like that kid is wearing a captured German helmet, am I right?
6. Rafał W. says:
13 Dec 2017 01:12:33 PM

Yes, all insurgents at this photo wearing captured German equipment.

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