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gen. Rudolf Medek

In March 1931 he was promoted to general. He then became the most important figure in legionnaire literature. He largely deserved recognition of the merits and traditions of Czechoslovak legionářů at ...

Jiří Maňák

Another of our pilots at the RAF. He flew and fought, commanding the squadron of the Typhoons. He was shot down and captured, passed through the Stalag III camp, narrowly escaped death in a failed escape. He survived the war, but his homeland cursed him.

Josef Mohr

On the night of 28 to 29.12.1941, the 311th (Czechoslovak) bomber squadron carried out one more of its many successful raids on territory occupied by the enemy. This time, a deadly cargo landed on the German port of Wilhelmshaven. The commander of one of the attacking Wellingtons was Alois Šiška. His machine was hit by anti-aircraft fire above the target.

Lieutenant Colonel Josef Mašín

Under martial law, he was executed by shooting in June 1942. His last words were allegedly "Long live the Czechoslovak Republic!". So fell czechoslovak legionary, officer of our pre-war army, member of Czechoslovak domestic resistance, honest and proud patriot - Lieutenant Colonel Josef Mašín. After the war, he was promoted and awarded in memoriam the Czechoslovak War Cross.

Mašín brothers - the facts

A brief summary of the facts about the more controversial actions of the Mašín brothers during their resistance activities against the communist regime in the first half of the 1950s.

Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk

There is an inexhaustible number of Masaryk's biographies, political and personal, Czech and foreign, abroad, celebratory and critical, extensive and concise. There is no point in adding another, notabene brief one to them. Nevertheless, on the occasion of the 90th anniversary of the founding of Czechoslovakia, I wanted to commemorate Masaryk. In the end, this intention took the form of two articles, which I try to show - each time from a different angle - that the personality of Tomáš Garrigu Masaryk is extremely interesting. While in this text I have tried to show some of the best known and most profaned chapters of his life in contexts that are forgotten over time, in the other I have turned to the part of his life that is least known - his childhood and youth. I wanted to show the conditions in which he grew up and matured, what shaped his personality at an early age, where many of his later attitudes, opinions and beliefs stem, and last but not least, that he was a man of flesh and blood like the rest of us.

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