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Looking at them today you would never think that these cities once lay in ruins

Easyvoyage Logo By Editorial Team of Easyvoyage | Slide 1 of 10: As you walk around Poland's buzzing capital today it is difficult to image that the city was once nothing more than a pile of rubble. Warsaw was heavily damaged by bombing during Germany's 1939 invasion of Poland. Five years later in 1944 retreating German forces raised the city to the ground in revenge for the Warsaw Uprising. After shelling the city, it is reported that German soldiers with flamethrowers were sent in to destroy anything that survived the bombing. However, after the war ended slowly the city rose again. What is most remarkable is that Warsaw's historic Old Market Square and parts of the UNESCO listed Old Town were rebuilt using the rubble left after the war.

Warsaw - Poland

As you walk around Poland's buzzing capital today it is difficult to image that the city was once nothing more than a pile of rubble. Warsaw was heavily damaged by bombing during Germany's 1939 invasion of Poland. Five years later in 1944 retreating German forces raised the city to the ground in revenge for the Warsaw Uprising. After shelling the city, it is reported that German soldiers with flamethrowers were sent in to destroy anything that survived the bombing. However, after the war ended slowly the city rose again. What is most remarkable is that Warsaw's historic Old Market Square and parts of the UNESCO listed Old Town were rebuilt using the rubble left after the war.
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