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  • Admiral AV Kolchak from the point of view of a collector of orders and decorations


    Admiral Kolchak was awarded the Order of St. George three times in total. During his military service in Port Arthur, when he served in various commanding positions, including as an observation officer on the Askold minesweeper, he showed his organizational military talent and the talent of an artillery officer.

  • The man who overcame Dönitz


    In the early 1920s, the British Admiralty declassified documents stating that, despite all efforts, the British shipbuilding industry was unable to cover the losses of shipping space caused by Kaiser submarines, and that it would not have recovered them until 1921 at best. Captain Karl Dönitz carefully released from captivity, and after becoming commander of the U-Bootwaffe on September 1, 1939, applied the strategy created on this fact when deploying U-boots in the Battle of the Atlantic. It was estimated that bringing the United Kingdom to its knees would require monthly losses of around 500,000 GRT.

  • Lieutenant Colonel Josef Mašín


    May 13, 1941 - In the Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia, the Gestapo attacked an apartment in which the remaining 2 members of the THREE KINGS were hiding, with radio operator Peltán. Lieutenant Colonel Mašín opposed them and Staff Captain Morávek and Peltán fled. Mašín was shot and captured. He was then transferred to the Pankrác Prison in Prague. Here he was imprisoned for 13 months, during which he was inhumanely beaten and tortured. He unsuccessfully attempted suicide 3 times, but remained unbroken. Morávek twice tried to free him from prison and once he asked the government in exile in England to do so. Always unsuccessful.

  • Bombardier Outlander MAX 800


    The first Outlander MAX 800 ATVs introduced in the Ministry of Defense of the Czech Republic appeared in the armament of the Military Police Special Operations Unit. They were put into operation due to the upcoming deployment in Afghanistan in the province of Helmand, which began in May 2007. The Outlander MAX 800 was selected after comparison with a competing ATV from the American company Polaris.

  • Aviatik 30.24


    The prototype of a single-seat fighter triplane was created in 1917 and the first flight tests took place in October of the same year. The aircraft was structurally based on the Aviatik DI type, from which the fuselage and tail were used.

  • Siege of Prague 1648 (2) - Soldiers


    Thanks to qualitative changes in armaments and tactics, the material and time requirements for the training of soldiers gradually increased to such an extent that already at the end of the sixteenth century untrained "amateurs" from the provincial milita had no chance against military professionals. Thus, as in the late Roman period, the war again became a lifelong vocation for soldiers. Unlike antiquity, however, medieval mercenaries were not hired by the state, but - in today's terminology - by military entrepreneurs who received a so-called "patent" from the state (monarch), entitling them to recruit a certain number of soldiers.

  • She shot and recieved Order of the Red Star


    Marie Ljalková-Lastovecká was the star of all Czech and Czechoslovak snipers.

  • Report on the presence of members of the US Army in the territory of Czechoslovakia


    The issue of the participation of US military units in the liberation of Czechoslovakia has not yet been fully addressed, despite the expansion of interest in this area of history after 1989. Existing publications focus on sub-topics or are a difficult source for the incompetence of authors.

  • Amazons from the Brazilian rainforest


    Two years after the discovery of the New World, on June 7, 1494, it was divided (without anyone asking the natives). In the so-called Treaty of Tordesilla, the Pope established a dividing line from north to south, which ran 370 miles from the Cape Verde Islands. To the east of this axis fell the newly discovered territories of Portugal, to the west of Spain. That's why Portuguese is spoken in Brazil and Spanish in the rest of South America.

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  • Mauser K98a


    In 1908, the German army introduced a new carbine with a length of 1100 mm, called the Carabiner 98, for the needs of certain types of troops.

  • IAI Kfir


    Israeli Kfir aircraft used by the US NAVY and the US Marine Corps to train pilots in maneuver air combat.

  • Sd.Kfz. 7/1


    These anti-aircraft vehicles were developed and manufactured primarily for Luftwaffe units, later used in the Wehrmacht, where they served as anti-aircraft protection armored units armed with tanks, tank destroyers and self-propelled guns.

  • Siege of Prague 1648 (1) - The last battle of the Thirty Years War


    The mistake of the teacher of the nations
    The last battle of the Thirty Years' War was the battle that most likely decided the continuation of the lands of the Czech Crown in the Habsburg Monarchy and proved with final effect that if the Czechs wanted something, it was not the return of the Comenius "government yourself" ...

  • Josef Valčík


    A member of the Silver A parachute group fell in battle in the Orthodox Church of St. Cyril and Methodius in Resslova Street in Prague, together with six other paratroopers who took part in the assassination of the deputy Reich-Protector Reinhard Heydrich.

  • The Municipal Public Prosecutors Office in Prague returns to the events of March 15, 1939


    On March 15, 2021, 82 years passed since the entry of German troops into the rest of Czechoslovak territory. What happened that day is now being re-examined by the Municipal Public Prosecutor's Office in Prague. Why?

  • Smaller vessels of the Ottoman fleet during the Napoleonic Wars


    The wars between Russia and the Ottoman Empire over control of the Black Sea have been going on - with various breaks - since the end of the 17th century. Another conflict with the Ottomans took place against the background of the Napoleonic Wars, in the years 1806-1812. The goal of the Russian Danube Army at that time was to expel the Turks from the Balkan Peninsula. The fighting took place mainly on the territory of today's Bulgaria, where the aforementioned battle also took place.

  • ATX8


    Flatbed all-terrain truck designed to transport 16 people and cargo up to a maximum weight of 21,100 kg.



    60 mm mortar constructed at the end of the first decade of the 21st century in VOP 026 on the basis of a light mortar ANTOS.

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Tupolev TB-3

TB-3 bombers have been involved in many conflicts. They fought against Japanese troops at Khalkhyn Gol, dropped bombs on Finland's defenders and took part in the invasion to Poland.

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