Welcome to Warsaw at War: 1939-1945, a guided 70-minute audio walking tour of the historic, vibrant, scenic capital of Poland!
If you love history, culture, tragedy, stories of heroism, brave heroes, battles and honour, this tour is one you will remember. Warsaw is a phoenix, it rose from the ashes of WW2 to become the amazing city of high culture, art and beauty it is today. The Polish fought fiercely to hold onto their heritage, and we document their struggles during WW2 against the two great European powers of the day, Nazi Germany and Communist Russia.
We gain a glimpse into the long-standing conflict with these nations that Poland has had to endure, its fight for freedom and independence against the German war machine, and its indomitable will despite overwhelming odds.
Warsaw was 9/10ths destroyed after the Second World War, it was painstakingly rebuilt, brick by brick, lovingly restored with the help of detailed paintings from masters of the canvas and other unnamed heroes at schools of architecture.
The city saw artillery shelling, dive bombing, tanks, troops, sabotage, roundups; it suffered brutal atrocities against Poles and Jews - men, women and children. In its defense, Varsovians endured, planned, fought back, survived and prospered while their enemies are now memories of infamy.
Now, as you visit the sites of battles, memorials and places that are only a memory, you will see that Warsaw remembers its dead, the sacrifices they made and the price they paid for freedom.
The next 90 minutes will take you to well known sites, and some that are less well known, yet nonetheless pivotal to the story of Warsaw. We learn a little bit about its past, its notable figures, places that are lost to time and history, its great struggles before and during WW2, and the many monuments we find along the way will share their secrets and stories with us in detail.
I hope you will enjoy the stories Warsaw has to tell as much as I enjoy sharing them and making the city's past come alive.
You can get a taste of the tour from some photos I've taken on the route here: