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 ...
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.
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.
or an event that led to the creation of air and search rescue services in the Czechoslovak Air Force.
May 13, 1941 - In the Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia, the Gestapo attacked an apartment in which the remaining 2 members of the THREE KINGS were hiding, with radio operator Peltán. Lieutenant Colonel Mašín opposed them and Staff Captain Morávek and Peltán fled. Mašín was shot and captured. He was then transferred to the Pankrác Prison in Prague. Here he was imprisoned for 13 months, during which he was inhumanely beaten and tortured. He unsuccessfully attempted suicide 3 times, but remained unbroken. Morávek twice tried to free him from prison and once he asked the government in exile in England to do so. Always unsuccessful.
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.
Sculptor, working in the USA, lieutenant of Czechoslovak legions in France.
In the so-called First Vietnam War (1946–1954), over 2,000 Czechoslovaks fought in the ranks of the French Foreign Legion. About 500 of them fell far away. The paratroopers of the Viet Minh warriors were nicknamed the Silver Devils ...
or from Tomáš Masaryk to Tomáš Garrigu 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.
The first Czechoslovak president