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World War One / The Great War [1914-1918]

A global war originating in Europe that lasted from 28 July 1914 to 11 November 1918. Described as The war to end all Wars.

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1st Czechoslovak Assault Battalion

"A red and white ribbon for Bohemia, a mortal skull for death, there is no life without the Czech state, freedom or death." It was the motto, energy and life philosophy of strikers, which is the name for members of the 1st Czechoslovak separate assault battalion.

1st Imperial Camel Corps Brigade

The one-humped camel (and its Asian relative - the camel (Camelus bactrianus)) is ingeniously adapted to life in the deserts. Long lashes protect the eyes as well as the nostrils from sand. They have wide steps, thanks to which they do not penetrate into loose ground. And legendary are their water reservoirs, hidden in humps. True, they are not water tanks, but ordinary fat. During a long march through arid territory, it is chemically incinerated, producing water, so the camel will last even longer without drinking. When he can drink, he quickly compensates for the loss, because he can drink up to 135 liters of water per minute.

33/5000 Caudron G.3 - Unexpectedly long-lived

From a conceptual point of view, the Caudron G.3 was an obsolete aircraft at the time of the outbreak of the first world conflict. Nevertheless, it enjoyed great popularity and was produced long after the war. It was used by many countries and many pilots gained their first experience on it. He has a number of interesting events to his credit, including a landing on the roof of the Galeries Lafayette.

88 years of unlimited submarine warfare

After two and a half years of war, Imperial Germany was much more exhausted than the hostile states of the Allies. Britain and France drew new forces from their colonies and the merchant fleets of neutral states also used the transport of the necessary raw materials ...

A family that shook the world

The Novgorod engraver Sverdlov and his wife gave the world not only the leader of the Russian Soviet Federal Socialist Republic, but also a French general and an American banker.

A snippet from our navy (ZENTA Protected Cruiser)

Towards the end of the second half of the 19th century, there was a general demand in the Navy for a ship capable of protecting convoys, threatening enemy trade, conducting reconnaissance, or quickly handing out traps — what existing armored cruisers could not do. This is due to its weakness or low speed.

A tragedy called the Versailles system

As early as 1915, it was clear that the main battlefield of the First World War - the Western Front - had a stalemate. As in previous conflicts, especially the wars of inheritance in the 18th century, there may have been hopes that diplomats would eventually solve the problems. Unfortunately, all these hopes soon came to fruition.

A/M Karel Janoušek RNDr., KCB

When I look around here at Černý Most and read the names of the streets, I see one interesting name next to another. The heroes themselves. Ocelka, Breitcetl, Bryks, Dygrýn, František, Vašátko, Valenta, Maňák ... Pilots who fought in the ranks of the RAF against the hated enemy during the Second World War, for the liberation of the homeland, for democracy, the ideals of Masaryk and Beneš, for returning to their homes . They are all dominated by the name of the only Czechoslovak air marshal, a man who practically led our air force in Great Britain for five war years and who helped build his fame and the name of our Czechoslovak Republic, A / M RNDr. Karel Janoušek, KCB ...

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