August 1, 1944 - Enthusiasm in the streets of Warsaw. Polish flags flutter in the windows, large swaths of the city are already in the hands of the insurgents. Germans flee in panic and Soviet cannons are heard rumbling from the east. One more second and the longing for freedom will come true. August brought a few days of happiness and hope. On August 5, 1944, the German troops under SS General Heinz Reinhardt's command launched a police operation in Warsaw. It was ordered by Hitler to crack down on the city's insurgence and restore the transport route to the eastern front. Warsaw was attacked from the direction of the Wola borough.