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8. 3. 1943 - The battle of Sokolovo

The first combat action of the 1st Czechoslovak independent field battalion in the USSR.

Related epochs

The Second world war 1939 - 1945 (6057)

List of witnesses


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Lieutenant Colonel (ret.) Ján Bačkovský (1919)

born on 24th October 1919 in Štefrov near Barďejov, Eastern Slovakia sentenced to five years in a labor camp for illegal crossing of the border, worked in the woods in Ukhta, released in 1942 left to Buzuluk where he joined the Czechoslovak Army and passed ... arrows 


Brigadier General (ret.) Alexander Beer (1917 - 2015) video clip available

born February 7, 1917 in Vranov nad Topľou in Slovakia 1939, after failed emigration to the west went to the Soviet Union via Poland working near Moscow and in Karagand in Kazakhstan joined the army in Buzuluk, took part in fighting for Sokolovo, Kursk, Kyjev, ... arrows 


Věra Biněvská-Holuběva (1929)

Born on September 20, 1929, in Umaň, Ukraine (her sister Valentina Biněvská was born on 27 September 1925) 1942 – the Biněvski-Morozovič family arrives in Buzuluk, the site of the formation of the first standalone Czechoslovak military unit under the command of ... arrows 


Colonel (ret.) Antonín Bukový (1916 - 2015) video clip available

born September 24, 1916 in the village Likavka (Ružomberok district) in Slovakia in the then Austria-Hungary 1939 – escaped to Poland, enrolled as a soldier of the Czechoslovak legion in Malé Bronowice went to the Soviet Union, interned in Jarmolince, Kamenec ... arrows 


Božena Cohenová (1913)

born Božena Alžběta Fieldman on 6th of August in 1913 in Uzhorod she had graduated high school in Uzhorod, then she had studied law at Charles University of Prague she worked as an attorney's clerk in Prague she emigrated with her husband to USSR via Slovakia ... arrows 


Vasil Coka (1923) video clip available

born 1923 in Dulovo, Subcarpathian Ruthenia fled to the USSR gulags around Ukhta soldier of the Czechoslovak army in the USSR Buzuluk Battle of Kiev Battle of Bila Cerkva Dukla Pass Liptovský Mikuláš liberation of Vsetín wounded in Bystřice pod ... arrows 


Janina Černá (1923)

born in the town Luck in Volynia on December 9th, 1923 her Granddad owned a brewery, she attended a Polish Grammar School, she didn't complete her studies after the Soviet solders arrival at Volynia, the whole family was transported to exile in Siberia in 1942 ... arrows 


Michal Demjan (1921) video clip available

born 19th November 1921 in the village of Vyšny Verecki in Subcarpathian Ruthenia 1939, forced to join the Hungarian semi-military organisation Levente 31st March 1940, crossed the borders into the USSR 1940-November 1942, imprisoned in Skole, Stryi and ... arrows 


Vasil Derďuk (1922) video clip available

born 6th December 1922 in Černá Tisa, Transcarpathian Ruthenia 1939, got into trouble with a Hungarian officer and fled to the USSR imprisoned in the USSR - in Novosibirsk, Kamchatka and Novaya Zemlya fought at Sokolovo, Kiev, Bela Crkva, during the ... arrows 


Václav Drnek (1918 - 2003)

born 1918 in České Buděovice going through the basic military training in Czechoslovakia left the country after the Nazi occupation of Czechoslovakia applied to join the Czechoslovak units in Poland interned in several Soviet camps training in Buzuluk ... arrows 


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