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Boleslav I.

On July 15, 2002, it was 1030 years since the death of the Czech prince Boleslav I.
Boleslav I. is for me the most important politician of the Czech state, due to the fact that thanks to his political work we were not met by the fate of the Elbe Slavs (exterminated by the Germans) or the fate of the Danube Slavs (exterminated by the Hungarians). Boleslav I. is therefore actually the father of the Czech state and nation.

Jindřich Beran

The first Czechoslovak fighter that fell in air combat during World War II.

Presidential elections of 1935 and 1946

Comparison of the presidential elections of E. Beneš in 1935 and 1946.
Edvard Beneš played one of the main roles in most of the key turning points in Czechoslovak and European history throughout the first half of the twentieth century. Together with T.G. Masaryk, he contributed to the establishment of an independent Czechoslovakia, during the First Republic he became a successful European politician and after the resignation of Masaryk from the position of head of state also the second Czechoslovak president. During the Second World War, he led a new resistance for the restoration of the Czechoslovak state and after its end he was confirmed in the presidency. What led to Beneš's election as president in those years and under what circumstances and political situation were the elections held?

Presidential elections of 1935 and 1946 - Conclusion

Continuation of the article Comparison of the Presidential Elections of E. Beneš in 1935 and 1946.
The personality of Edvard Beneš provoked and still provokes discussions about his decisions and his role in Czechoslovak politics, especially in 1938 and 1948. But there were also two other years that completely influenced Beneš's life and his subsequent performance in domestic politics. These were the year 1935 and 1946, when he became historically the second Czechoslovak president, respectively. re-elected President of the restored Republic.

Presidential elections of 1935 and 1946 - I. E.Beneš in the intellectual and power spectrum of Czechoslovak politics

Continuation of the article Comparison of the Presidential Elections of E. Beneš in 1935 and 1946.
Edvard Beneš was born in Kožlany on May 28, 1884 as the tenth and youngest child in a peasant family. As a child, he was very receptive and interested in reading, especially historical books dealing with the Hussites. Despite his strongly believing mother, he was not much influenced by religion, thanks to his two older brothers Václav ( teacher and Masaryk's realist ) and Vojta ( socialist ).

Presidential elections of 1935 and 1946 - III. 1946 presidential election

Continuation of the article Comparison of the Presidential Elections of E. Beneš in 1935 and 1946.
After the end of the Second World War, the whole of Czechoslovakia went through a transitional revolutionary period, in which the basic components of state power were gradually restored. It ended on October 28, 1945, when the Provisional National Assembly began its activities for the first time after the war. Elections were held indirectly on the basis of a presidential decree of August 1945.

Presidential elections of 1935 and 1946 - Introduction

Introduction to the article Comparison of the Presidential Elections of E. Beneš in 1935 and 1946.
Edvard Beneš played one of the main roles in most of the key turning points in Czechoslovak and European history throughout the first half of the twentieth century. Together with T.G. Masaryk, he contributed to the establishment of an independent Czechoslovakia, during the First Republic he became a successful European politician and after the resignation of Masaryk from the position of head of state also the second Czechoslovak president.

Sgt. Vilém Bufka

When Czechoslovak pilots arrived on English soil in the summer of 1940, much changed for them. Especially for those who held in their hands the rams of bomber aircraft. In the British Royal Air Force RAF commanded the bomber pilot. Unlike the Czechoslovak Air Force, or the French Air Force, according to whose structure our pre-war Air Force was built, where the navigator held the position of bomber commander. It did not matter whether the pilot of the machine was an officer or a non-commissioned officer. One of the first non-commissioned officers to take control of Wellington's Czechoslovak squadron was the smiling giant Sgt. Vilém Bufka ...

Václav Bergman

He was born on August 27, 1915 in Domoušice in the Louny district. In 1935 he graduated from the Rakovník high school and enlisted in the army. He is accepted to the Air Force and joins the aviation school in Prostějov. In the years 1936-37 he studied at the Military Academy in Hranice and then served, in the rank of lieutenant, with the 43rd Fighter Squadron of the 4th Air Regiment in Prague-Kbely. Then came the occupation and in June 1939 he crossed the border into Poland, but at the end of July he sailed for France.

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