World: Warsaw: Deathly Stillness

From Moscow last week came a description of Warsaw, as seen by a recent visitor to the Praga (east) side of the Vistula, where the Red Army's advance halted more than three months ago:

"Warsaw has a deathly stillness. In the whole panorama from Poniatowski Bridge to Kierbedz Bridge (both wrecked) there was not a single sign of human life. The buildings are not all flattened—some walls stand, but they are shells. The Prudential Insurance skyscraper (twelve stories) had lost its tower and one could look right through holes from one side of the building to the other. Only one church could...

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