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Czechoslovak Army [1951-1992]

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After all, flying is so easy!

“Fly like a bird! Hover to the clouds and meet the sun! Enter Svazarm! ”
Well, they didn't take me to Svazarm, because, as I learned a lot later, the pilot school of gliding was intended mainly for future proven defenders of the homeland, which today some former Vassarmos in the biographies somewhat deny. For me, comrades decided that even if I had learned to fly by chance, which according to the results at primary school was not so certain, I would probably, in their opinion, flee to capitalist abroad with the entrusted socialist property - that is, by plane. This had to be prevented in advance. So I don't sail the plane.

Czechoslovak People's Army - Part 1

The Czechoslovak People's Army is a phenomenon of our history that will not reach its objective assessment until many years later. The point is that this armed corps grew on the ruins of the bourgeois Czechoslovak Army and its burial of the government troops of the Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia in connection with the participants in the armed struggle against Germany and its satellites, ie units of the 1st Czechoslovak Army Corps and units that arrived to their homeland from the territory of Western Europe, mainly from Great Britain.

Czechoslovak People's Army in attack - Part 1

For Czechoslovak People's Army - during my career in it - valid combat regulations, the attack was considered the main type of combat. It was determined that this was the only way to inflict decisive losses on the enemy, and if you had a political doctrine of defense, to transfer the fight back to its territory.

Czechoslovak People's Army in attack - Part 2

For Czechoslovak People's Army - during my career in it - valid combat regulations, the attack was considered the main type of combat. It was determined that this was the only way to inflict decisive losses on the enemy, and if you had a political doctrine of defense, to transfer the fight back to its territory.

Czechoslovak People's Army in defense - Part 1

For Czechoslovak People's Army, during my career in it, according to the valid fighting rules, defense was considered one of the main types of fighting. It was determined that this is the only way to inflict decisive losses on the enemy, and if you have a defensive political doctrine, to transfer the fight back to its territory after its aggression, then we will better exhaust the onslaught of a properly conducted defense.

Czechoslovak People's Army in defense - Part 2

For Czechoslovak People's Army, during my career in it, according to the valid fighting rules, defense was considered one of the main types of fighting. It was determined that this is the only way to inflict decisive losses on the enemy, and if you have a defensive political doctrine, to transfer the fight back to its territory after its aggression, then we will better exhaust the onslaught of a properly conducted defense.

Czechoslovaks as foreign legionaries in Indochina

Hot autumn 1950 in Indochina. For many alien legionaries the last in their lives. On September 16, 1950, Vietnamese troops launched a massive offensive aimed at gaining control of the entire territory of Tonkin. The attack began on the main French fortress in this area - Dong Khe, in which many young Czechoslovaks also served.

How we defended socialism

The view of the pilot-operator of the Mi-24V helicopter on the service above the " Iron Curtain " within the Czechoslovak Air Defense system.

Inner Guard (1952 - 1966)

The Internal Guard units were used to protect and guard factories and facilities of special importance (railway junctions, bridges, government buildings, transmitters), to provide external guarding of convicts' workplaces and to participate in the prosecution of fugitive convicts, anti-state groups and individuals, and the liquidation of counter-revolutionary actions.

Reflections on the rearmament of Czechoslovak army

On May 14, 1955, an agreement was signed in Warsaw, according to which a military grouping of the Eastern Bloc states was formed, and the then Czechoslovakia also became a member of this power-political instrument of the USSR. This, of course, meant another intervention in the future development of various weapons and weapon systems of domestic origin.

The rank is recognizable

From January 2011, we should meet soldiers of the Army of the Czech Republic with slightly different rank designations in the streets of towns and villages, in buses, trains and trams. In connection with the amendment to Act 221/1999 Coll. on professional soldiers, the current rank structure is being adjusted, among other things. The basis of the vast majority of NATO armies is the non-commissioned officer corps, while in our country these ranks have so far been reserved for soldiers in the basic service and reserve. We have literally become an army of batches. And that is why change is happening now. In this article, we would like not only to introduce you to the upcoming news in this area, but also to make a small excursion into the history of the rank designation.

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