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File:The Royal Castle in Warsaw - burning 17.09.1939.jpg


English: The Royal Castle in Warsaw burning 17.09.1939 after a German shellfire.
Polski: Pożar zachodniego skrzydła Zamku Królewskiego i Wieży Zygmuntowskiej.
Date 17 September 1939
  • Apoloniusz Zawilski (1972) "Bitwy Polskiego Września" ("Battles of Polish September"), Warsaw: Nasza Księgarnia ISBN 83-218-0817-4 (current edition)
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