Czechoslovak Armed Forces [1920-1938]
The article, originally published in the SIGNUM magazine of the Club of Falerists in Brno and with the consent of the authors and the editors of the magazine, is published on the website www.valka.cz . This article discusses, based on an examination of a set of documents from the estate of a member of the officer corps of Marshal Foche's 21st Infantry Regiment, about the ring, as a special award, in memory of the unit's service.
The Air Force was one of the six main weapons of the Czechoslovak Armed Forces, and in almost 20 years of its existence it has created a fairly exclusive position, recognizable at first glance by the color of military uniforms, a different side weapon and lavish professional badges. The specific position of the weapon was also given a special way of management, when the entire department of the Ministry of National Defense was set aside for them during the peace period. From 1934, the Air Force switched to a three-tier system of command at the level of a ministerial department - provincial headquarters - a military body, in 1936, the artillery of defense against aircraft was also incorporated into this structure.
In mid-October 1918, it all came to the conclusion that the decline of the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy cannot be avoided. This was accompanied by the full activation of the Polish and Czech independent equities in the Moravian-Ostrava and Silesian Cieszyn regions. On 19 October, the Cieszyn National Council was convened, and on 29 October, the Cieszyn National Council proclaimed the importance of the Cieszyn County to a free, independent, unified Polish. In response, the Provincial National Committee for Silesia, which was responsible for the accession of Silesian Cieszyn to the Czech Republic, remained.
Due to the limited technical possibilities and the small operational depth of the Czechoslovak territory, in 1936 it was definitively decided to entrust the protection of particularly endangered sections of the border with Germany with border fortifications. It was not completed until September 1938, yet it was already extensive ...
Defensive battles of II. field battalion of the Infantry Regiment No. 98 in the Košice region in 1919.
French General Maurice Pellé was at the birth of the Czechoslovak army, claiming that he felt to be Czech.
The DSAP ( German Social Democracy ) remained the only German party loyal to the Czechoslovak Republic. Its military organization, the Republikanische Wehr, and its volunteers took part in Armed guard of State operations in the fight against Henlein's Freikorps, with some of its members laying down their lives for our republic.
Most of the biographies of the participants of the World War 2 is dedicated to personalities of foreign and domestic resistance. However, it is generally forgotten that soldiers and members of other armed forces deployed their lives and health long before the official outbreak of war. One of them was my grandfather Stanislav Kuča.
The Czechoslovak Republic had the character of a parliamentary democracy with the president as the head of state, strictly separated by legislative, executive and judicial powers. Its state form was given by the constitution of 1920, basic matters in the military field were codified by the Armed Forces Act of 1920 and its amendments.
Report of Division General Ing. Alois Vicherk on the events from the Czechoslovak mobilization to March 4, 1941
Unknown archival document in the light of the facts.
The first chapters of the history of the Czechoslovak railway army and armored trains began to be written shortly after the formation of our legions.