Seventy days of fighting in Warsaw as the Polish Home Army tried to liberate the capital before the Russians did. The Red Army stopped its western drive to let the Germans and the Poles kill each other and then moved in to a city that had been flattened. This is the story of children, women, and men making a gallant gesture of independence. A portrait of sharp observations of people fighting in one corner of the doomed city, using home-made arms. Readers might find it easier to buy Andrzej Wajda's film "Kanal," but this book is worth looking for. I found a copy for my father's Christmas present a couple of years ago.