Motif of SOE (Special Operations Executive), Britain's clandestine army in World War II Europe
Valentina Biněvská. Medic and sniper. Near Sokolovo she fighted as an observer. As medic of 2. parachute brigade she was air-dropped to Slovakia. From album "Women in the Units of the Czechoslovak Army in the USSR"
At the end of last year, 96-years old Alois Denemarek, neighbor and friend of Jan Kubiš, died. He was an active member of home resistance and his family hid paratrooper František Pospíšil. "Last living actor of the period, called as heydrichiáda, passed away," said historian Jaroslav Čvančara.
The Minister of Czechoslovak National Defence in Great Britain, General Sergej Ingr with Czechoslovak units at Cholmondeley in July 1940.
Antonín Petrák, a future liaison officer for STS 25 in Scotland, „on his way to resist“ in Lebanese Beirut in March 1940. This was the city from which ships left with volunteers for the ranks of the Czechoslovak Free Army in France.
Alois Eliáš (September 29, 1890 – June 19, 1942), future Czechoslovak general and Prime Minister of the Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia from April 27, 1939 to September 28, 1941. After Heydrich's assassination he was executed as a part of the wide German reprisals for Heydrich's death. Photographed in August 1914.
A memorial plaque on 20 Dykova street. THERE WAS A SECRET OFFICE OF GESTAPO IN THIS HOUSE IN THE YEARS OF GERMAN OCUPATION FOR IMPRISONING OF PREGNANT WOMEN. THE CHILDREN WHERE AFTER THE BIRTH TAKEN THEM AWAY AND USUALLY TAKE WITH GERMAN NAMES FOR GERMAN EDUCATION. WOMEN WHERE TRANSPORTED TO CONCENTRATION CAMPS. SIX WOMEN FROM LIDICE WHERE TRANSPORTED THERE TOO. WE NEVER FORGET.
Eighteen-year-old Jan Kubiš - assassin of Heydrich. What a WW2 hero !
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Weary troops arrive home after being rescued from Dunkirk