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  • Alexander Korda

    Commander of the 25th Infantry Battalion "Hron".

  • Alois Dubec

    In order to avoid total deployment during the war, he joined the Protectorate's government army in 1941. In 1944, as the Eastern Front approached the former Czechoslovak border, most government troops were deployed to Italy to help the German Nazis maintain conquered territory.

  • AMX International AMX

    Multirole combat aircraft

  • Anton Petrák

    After graduating from the military academy in Hranice na Moravě, he became a professional officer and commanded a company of anti-financial weapons, first in Petržalka and then in Vrakun. In 1939 he left via Budapest, Belgrade and Beirut, where he entered Czechoslovakia. foreign troops.

  • Dalibor Eugen Brochard

    He volunteered in 1941 with Czechoslovakia spare body, from where he is transferred to the air group and becomes a member of the RAF. Later that year, he was promoted and assigned to the 311th Squadron as a radio operator-shooter. In 1943 and 1944, he participated in operational activities, especially in the Battle of the Atlantic.

  • Emil Bocek

    War veteran and the last surviving Czech fighter pilot of the British Royal Air Force.

  • Florence Nightingale

    Florence Nightingale was an English social reformer, statistician and the founder of modern nursing. Nightingale came to prominence while serving as a manager and trainer of nurses during the Crimean War, in which she organised care for wounded soldiers. She gave nursing a favourable reputation and became an icon of Victorian culture, especially in the persona of "The Lady with the Lamp" making rounds of wounded soldiers at night.

  • Grom

    The Grom portable anti-aircraft kit is a Polish compilation of the Igla-1 kit, for which MESKO purchased a license in the 1980s (but its production was not finally launched) and a set of Igla-M missile sensors, exported by Russia.

  • Hiroo Onoda - a soldier who would not give up. Hero or crazy?

    "Every Japanese soldier was ready to die, but as an intelligence officer, I was ordered to wage a partisan war and not die." That was the words of Japanese soldier Hiro Onoda , who ended his World War II on March 10, 1974.

  • History of Avia S-92 / CS-92

    post-war history of Me 262 in the ranks of the Czechoslovak Air Force.

  • History Me 262 Schwalbe

    On April 18, 1941, the first takeoff of the Messerschmitt Me 262 took place in Germany, but because jet engines were not yet available, the aircraft was powered by piston engine.

  • Ikarus Orkan

    In the years 1984 to 1987, a study called MBT 2000 took place in Sweden, which compared the possibilities of possible modernization of Centurions or Stridsvagn 103, the purchase of a foreign tank or license, or focus on developing own new machine.

  • Jaroslav Janak

    Military chaplain during the First World War, member of the resistance organization Defense of the Nation during the Second World War, after the war the head of the spiritual department. General Janák had a personal share in the construction of war cemeteries and the construction of a dignified memorial in Dukla and Liptovský Mikuláš.

  • Joseph Frank Moser: Fighter in Buchenwald

    Joseph Frank Moser, son of Swiss immigrants and fighter pilot of the 429th Fighter Squadron of the 474th Air Group of the US 8th Air Force. After shooting down his P-38J-15 Lightning aircraft by a German flak, he was captured by German soldiers after a short time after jumping out of a burning machine. He completed a long journey of a prisoner. Journey started in a Paris prison, over two months spent in the catastrophic conditions of the Buchenwald concentration camp, from where the journey led only through the smoke of a crematorium, through slightly better conditions in the Stalag prison camps ...

  • Karel Pezl

    The last Czechoslovak and the first Czech Chief of the General Staff. He was instrumental in the transformation of the army, which established itself in the post-revolutionary democratic conditions.

  • Kunovice menagerie

    The story of the formation of a group of test pilots of the Czechoslovak aircraft manufacturer LET Kunovice.

  • Kurt Taussig

    A child from a transport organized by Sir Nicolas Winton, then a pilot of the 225th Squadron of the RAF

  • Lawrence of Moravia

    Alois Musil was a Czech priest, theologian, orientalist, biblist, traveler, ethnographer, writer. He is considered one of the greatest Orientalists and Arabists at the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries. In Arab countries, he used the name Músa ar Rueili or Músá šajch Číkí. He also received the nickname "Lawrence of Moravia" or "Czech Lawrence of Arabia".

  • Major Gazda, or rather Major Terazky?

    Major Haluška - or Terazky - was actually named Andrej Gazda. During the Second World War he really fought against the Russians and after the war he remained in the Czechoslovak army.

  • Miroslav Štandera

    In France, during a duel with Messerschmitt Bf-109 on June 11, 1940, his Moran's tank was overshot and the fuel leaked. After an emergency landing, he suffered a spinal injury and was hospitalized in hospital. He was captured by German soldiers, but managed to escape from the camp under construction. As one of the last, he was evacuated in the plaster on June 26, 1940 (according to other sources June 27, 1940) by an Egyptian ship from France to Liverpool.

  • MUDr. František Engel

    He was intelligent, astute, had insight and insight and could improvise, which is especially important in the field where conditions often change quickly. For all these extraordinary qualities, he was modest and a pronounced humanitarian. The soldiers liked him very much.

  • The Indestructible Nicholas Stephen Alkemade - The Extraordinary Life of the Common Man

    An unusual story of rear shooter Nicholas Stephen Alkemade, who survived a fall without a parachute from a height of 18,000 feet (5486 m). Even after the war, Mrs. Death tried to lead him unsuccessfully, but in the end he was allowed to live to old age.

  • PAB-2M

    Periscopic artillery compass

  • Paul Warfield Tibbets Jr.

    The pilot of a Boeing B-29 Superfortress called Enola Gay, which dropped the first Little Boy atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan.

  • Pavel Kocfelda

    Pilot, instructor, commander.

  • Piorun

    The Piorun (meaning "thunderbolt" in Polish) is a man-portable air-defense system of Polish production, designed to destroy low-flying aircraft, airplanes, helicopters and unmanned aerial vehicles. The set is a deep modernization of the PPZR Grom set, therefore the second designation of the missile is Grom-M.

  • Colonel Gaddafi

    Muammar Muhammad Abu Minyar al-Gaddafi, commonly known as Colonel Gaddafi, was a Libyan revolutionary, politician and political theorist. He governed Libya as Revolutionary Chairman of the Libyan Arab Republic from 1969 to 1977 and then as the "Brotherly Leader" of the Great Socialist People's Libyan Arab Jamahiriya from 1977 to 2011. He was initially ideologically committed to Arab nationalism and Arab socialism but later ruled according to his own Third International Theory.

  • Pavel Svoboda

    The turbulent life of a crew member of a Vickers Wellington B Mk.IC KX-B of the 311th RAF Squadron, shot down on the night of 28.12.1941 to 29.12.1941.

  • The last Nazi to surrender in WW2

    Commander of the very last surrendering military unit of Nazi Germany

  • The friendly fate of Miroslav Vilda

    A varied life story of the Louny radio operator and radar operator Miroslav Vilda, DFC. According to his own words, fate was his friend. He escaped certain deaths several times during the war, but she waited for him and she took him unexpectedly before he was peacefully old.

  • Rafi Ejtan

    Israeli politician and intelligence officer. He also led Gil and served as Minister of Senior Citizens. He was in charge of the Mossad operation that led to the arrest of Adolf Eichmann. He served as an advisor on terrorism to Prime Minister Menachem Begin, and in 1981 he was appointed to head the Bureau of Scientific Relations, then an intelligence entity on par with Mossad, Aman and Shabak.

  • Rostislav Kazansky

    Field Aviator - Observer. First casualty of the Combined Squadron, hit by enemy fire on 05.09.1944 during a reconnaissance flight.

  • Sára Ackermannová-Neumannová

    Surgical nurse of the medical battalion of Czechoslovak army in the USSR

  • Tatra T-18

    The Tatra T-18 armoured carriage was a light reconnaissance vehicle designed to accompany armoured trains.

  • Vaclav Havel

    Czech playwright, essayist, dissident and critic of the communist regime, later politician and statesman. He was the ninth and last president of Czechoslovakia and the first president of the Czech Republic.

  • Commander of the first independent experimental missile artillery battery in the Red Army

    He participated in battles from the first days of the Great Patriotic War. He commanded a separate experimental battery of missile artillery BM-13 (Katyusha). The BM-13 was first tested in combat conditions on July 14, 1941 during the shelling of the Orsha railway station and the German pontoon bridge over the Orshica river, and the next day by firing ambush near the town of Rudnya in the Smolensk region.

  • Viliam Šalgovič

    Slovak and Czechoslovak politician of the Communist Party of Slovakia, one of the main representatives of the conservative current in the Communist Party and a member of the collaborationist pro-Soviet wing of the party at the time of the invasion of Czechoslovakia by Warsaw Pact troops, a member of the National Assembly of the Czechoslovak Republic at the turn of the 1940s and 1950s, and then a long-term member of the Slovak National Council and the House of Peoples of the Federal Assembly until 1990, when he committed suicide shortly after the Velvet Revolution.

  • Free fall 2,700 meters!

    Fighter pilot Sergei Kuzenkov had to leave his burning machine at an altitude of 2,700 meters. However, the parachute straps damaged by shrapnel and flames did not withstand a sharp jerk when the parachute dome was opened, and so the pilot fell freely seven hundred meters into the arms of Mother Earth.

  • Life story of Lt. Col. (Ret.) JUDr. PhDr. Karel Vaš, CSc.

    Communist prosecutor of fabricated trials, active in the judicial murder gen. Heliodor Píka, NKVD collaborator.


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