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"Radio powstańcze Błyskawica" [Insurrectionary Radio Błyskawica]

Episodes from the Warsaw Uprising as heard in broadcasts of Insurrectionary Radio „Błyskawica”, illustrated by historic and modern photographs of Warsaw. Professor Tomasz Strzembosz talks about the specifics of the insurgent struggle, about the structure of the station transmitter itself, which was constantly moved to various buildings in Śródmieście during the uprising.

The film is an attempt to show what „Błyskawica” was to the soldiers of the Home Army (AK) and the inhabitants of Warsaw, and it tells about the topics that were discussed on air – the general situation in the city, problems with weapons, food and water, the insurrectionary post office, the explosion of a booby trapped tank, the work of spontaneously organized hospitals, teenage liaison officers and underground sewage guides, how an entire unit that had surrendered was executed by the Germans.

Based on: PAT

"Radio powstańcze Błyskawica" [Insurrectionary Radio Błyskawica]
Directing: Andrzej Trzos-Rastawiecki
Script: Andrzej Trzos-Rastawiecki, Anna Semkowicz
Director of Photography: Jacek Bonecki
Production design: Janusz Sosnowski
Music: Henryk Kuźniak
Music recordings: Ewa Guziołek-Tubelewicz, Barbara Okoń-Makowska
Sound: Mariusz Kuczyński
Editing: Milenia Fiedler
Cooperation: Małgorzata Raszek-Zaliwska, Małgorzata Fogel-Gabryś, Anna Kowalska, Katarzyna Janus, Ryszard Lenartowicz, Małgorzata Dobrzyńska-Kierska, Marek Głowiński, Sławomir Grinka, Joanna Lelanow, Henryk Jabłoński, Małgorzata Obłoza, Dorota Seweryńska, Ariadna Lewańska
Cast: Józef Duriasz, Marek Dąbrowski, Paweł Deląg, Henryk Łapiński, Jerzy Łazewski, Józef Mika, Stanisław Penksyk, Ryszard Radwański, Andrzej Butruk, Rafał Sabara, Ryszard Zatorski, Katarzyna Kotańska, Katarzyna Rybicka, Maciej Obłoza
Consultations: Tomasz Strzembosz, Zygmunt Walkowski, Piotr Majewski, Stefan Kessel
Production manager: Paweł Mantorski
Production: Prasa & Film Ltd. (for TVP 2)
Year of production: 1994