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  • Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla


    Roman Catholic priest in New Spain, who is the main representative of the 1st stage of the Mexican War of Independence from Spain. It began with the publication of the so-called Call of Dolores, co-authored by Hidalgo. He led several uprisings, but after a series of defeats he was captured on March 21, 1811 and imprisoned, then on July 30 of the same year he was convicted and executed.

  • I-350 fighter


    After exceeding the speed limit of a thousand kilometers on a MiG-15 fighter (I-310, C) in 1948, the OKB-155, led by chief designer AI Mikoyan, together with CAGI specialists, almost immediately outlined measures to further increase it. As early as July 26, 1949, a prototype MiG-17 fighter (I-330, SI) ascended into the air.

  • Panzergrenadieren


    After World War I, the Allies removed much of their armaments from their arsenal, disbanded a number of troops and radically reduced armaments spending. The last war was over, and many officials and military officials did not see much sense in spending significant resources on developing new weapons or tactics.

  • Origin and development of the L-60 Brigadier


    The magnificent K-65 Stork slowly became obsolete in the late 1940s and a replacement had to be sought. In our country, it became an aircraft of the same concept, called the L-60 Brigadier (marked by the army as the K-60).

  • Bantam Reconnaissance Car model 60


    In 1938, Bantam completed the development of a multi-purpose light off-road vehicle for military purposes, but encountered a lack of interest from military units. It was only after the outbreak of a military conflict in Europe in 1939 that those responsible decided that the army needed a similar vehicle, and in July 1940 they issued requests for a new off-road vehicle.

  • Jarda's big day ...


    The editor asked me, "Didn't you ever want to take your feet on your shoulders and run away when you saw your friends dying next to you?" ... I was very surprised by the question. I looked at her and replied, "It could never have happened ..." Our friends died for the ideals we fought for. Among our pilots, ... those were my best memories and the best part of my life. We fought, we died, but we were best friends, one or the other we were ready to die for my friend ... "

  • Hippel, Hans Joachim von


    Anyone interested in World War I aviation will sooner or later come across the name of Hans von Hippel. However, this man was not famous for being a fighter ace, but a conspicuous marking of his aircraft.

  • Escape from Madrid


    In 30 years, the Liaison Regiment was the only unit of its kind in the Spanish army. After the outbreak of the uprising in July 1936, at the last moment he escapes the fate of other Madrid troops who are attacked by militants and their members arrested or, as in many cases, mercilessly executed. The regiment embarks on an adventurous journey, which cannot do without casualties, to join the units of the National Movement in Segovia, alongside which it is set to fight.

  • Starling - killer


    Much has been written about Nazi submarines, how much damage they have done to Atlantic shipping, and that this was probably the only means that could have excluded the United Kingdom from the war - and thus reverse the result of World War II.
    But what do we know today about the opponents of the German U-Boats, the anti-submarine ships and their weapons, the escort and support groups, or their commanders, and the men who served on board these ships? It seems almost nothing.

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  • Lioness of Brittany


    Jeanne de Clisson (1300–1359), also known as Jeanne de Belleville and the Lioness of Brittany, was a Breton former noblewoman who became a privateer to avenge her husband after he was executed for treason by the French king. She crossed the English Channel targeting French ships and often slaughtering their crew. It was her practice to leave at least one sailor alive to carry her message to the King of France.

  • P-II-a


    The project of a new light tank of category "IIa" (light tank designed for cavalry) of the ČKD company was created in 1935 on the basis of a request from the General Staff of the Czechoslovak Army and specifications given by the Military Technical and Aviation Institute. These were to be machines with a thickness of the front armor of 25 mm, side armor of 15 mm and a speed exceeding 30 km / h.

  • Insight into the history of Kosovo


    Kosovo has been occupied by both Albanians and Serbs for several generations. Both sides use the interpretation of history to their advantage to justify their claims to this territory. Both sides do not hesitate to shed blood for this territory. Both sides make their version of everything visible and condemn what does not fit into it.

  • Left or right?


    On July 18, 1940, His Majesty's government and the then Soviet regime definitively recognized the Czechoslovak government in exile in London. For Edvard Beneš and his collaborators, this was a turning point in their long struggle for the restoration of the Czechoslovak Republic within the pre-Munich borders and in a free Europe, where there would be no place for the Nazi regime.

  • John Herschel Glenn


    American astronaut, military aviator, manager and politician. He was the first American to enter Earth's orbit. He was also the oldest man in space, in 1998 he was 77 on the STS-95 mission.

  • T-34. A machine according to Soviet rules


    Contrary to popular belief, the truth never lies in the middle. Under the pressure of irrefutable evidence, it moves in favor of one angle or another, which often dissolves somewhere in the fourth dimension, beyond our comprehension. The path to truth is thorny and blooming, and the result achieved is far from the prevailing notions of "good" and "bad" principles of this world.

  • Lorraine-Dietrich


    History of a French carmaker and a factory for aircraft engines and armored vehicles.

  • LT vz. 38


    In its time, one of the most modern tank constructions. After the occupation, Wermacht took over LT vz. 38 into its armament under the designation Pz.Kpfw. 38 (t).

  • M3 Stuart 01 - The difficult beginnings of American tanks


    When the war broke out in Europe in September 1939, American tank units presented a picture of misery and suffering. Even Poland, which was certainly not considered a tank power, was able to build about 700 tanks in the field. There were only about 400 of them in the entire United States, many of which still remembered World War I and were so worn out that they could only be kept in operation with all their might.

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Jaroslav Švarc

A Czechoslovak soldier and a member of the Tin airborne force, who aimed to assassinate the Czech collaborator and Minister of Education and Folk Enlightenment Emanuel Moravec.

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