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1940 - The Battle of France

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The Second world war 1939 - 1945 (5623)

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Lieutenant Colonel (ret.) Ján Bačík (1917 - 2016)

born 25th January 1917 in Parižovice, Slovakia 1939 escaped through Poland to France, joined the Foreign Legion training in Algeria, 1940 fought in France escaped occupied France to Britain, paratrooper training, preparations for a mission in to the ... arrows 


Colonel Josef Balejka (1917 - 2004)

born in Valašské Klobouky on March 4, 1917 learned to fly in Masaryk Air League in Uzhhorod joined up 3 Air Regiment in Piešťany after that went through training in Prague-Kbely in 1938 returned to Piešťany, after the declaration of the Slovak State he had to ... arrows 


Colonel (ret.) Emil Boček (1923)

born in Brno in 1923 at the age of seventeen he left for a Foreign Army through Balkan as a private soldier of the infantry regiment he took part in the retreating fights in France in the summer of 1940 he was admitted into the RAF from September 1940, served ... arrows 


Second Lieutenant (ret.) Alexander Burger (1922) video clip available

Born on 20 April, 1922 in a village of Ratkovské Bystré in the former Czechoslovakia 1940 – left to France via so called Balkan path Taken to Lebanon Beirut to the Czechoslovak Army Left to Southern French Marseille In May 1940 presented as a soldier of the ... arrows 


Ludvík Čambala (1923 - 2008)

He was born in Slovakia in 1923 He immigrated in 1940 with the intention to join the Czechoslovak foreign army He joined the legions in France along with his friend He survived the difficult retreat and lived to see the fall of France He underwent training to ... arrows 


Bernard Dinter (1918) video clip available

Born on November 22, 1918, in Ludgeřovice Belongs to the ethnic group of the so-called “Moravci” In September 1938, conscripted to the Wehrmacht Brothers Josef, Rudolf and Engelbert served in the Wehrmacht as well Brother Rudolf was killed in March 1945 near ... arrows 


Karel Dolista (1921 - 2016)

born on 9 September 1921 in Kovářov from 1942 to 1943 assigned to forced labor in Magdeburg after WWII graduated from Charles University with a degree in history in February 1948 participated in the student march towards the Prague Castle after graduation ... arrows 


Jan Dorúšek (1920)

born March 14, 1920 in western Slovakia leaves the country together with his friend Jozef Gabčík in 1939 via Poland arrives to France where he joins the French Foreign Legion participates in the defence of France against the German invasion captured, ... arrows 


Ing., Colonel Vilém Dvořák (1921)

born on January 23, 1921, in Chlebičov from the Hlučín region, he first fled to Opava he then continued his journey via Slovakia, Hungary, Yugoslavia, Greece, Turkey, Syria and Lebanon in France he engaged into the retreat fights in England he was with an ... arrows 


František Fajtl (1912 - 2006)

born August 20, 1912 in Donín near Louny studied at a commercial academy, then military academy, from which he graduated in 1935 as lieutenant pilot 1939 left for Poland, after the outbreak of WWII for France in France served in defense of the air space over ... arrows 


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