Warsaw has always been a rat caught between two cats, Germany and Russia. And of course no Pole really believed that the miniscule surprise success of the uprising would be permanent. Himmler, unbeknownst to the brave Polish resistance, was about to commit a massive counter strike on the hapless citizens of Warsaw, a magnificent city that will never be the same. Just thirty years earlier in 1914, the Poles had successfully shed themselves of the Tsars. Now, again, this magnificent city had to defend itself against a massive army. It would turn out to be an unstoppable massacre that the Russians did little to stop and the US and Britain could do little to stop.