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5. 10. 1944 – 9 5 1945 – the siege of Dunkirk

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Lieutenant (ret.) Josef Adámek (1920 - 2013) video clip available

born 2 January 1920 in Chřešťovice near Písek trained as a joiner, worked in Podolí and Milevsko forced labour, building the Atlantic Wall in France (Todt Organisation) in touch with French Macquis partisans September 1944, fled from forced labour and ... arrows 


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 


Major (ret.) Otakar (Otto) Braun (1920)

born on 20. January 1920 in the family of a small Jewish businessman in Napajedla in the autumn of 1940 he and his brother left in one of the last Jewish transports for the Middle East He was an eyewitness of the sinking of the ship “Patria” – Autumn of 1940 ... arrows 


Colonel (Private First Class) Karel Brhel (1922 - ????)

born in Krnov on August 6, 1922 lower Grammar School in Opava higher Grammar School with graduation exam in Hranice na Moravě Sokol club member in 1928-1940 forced labor in the Reich (Austria) flight to Italy in September 1943 Italian partisan guerrilla ... arrows 


Erich (Eliahu) Brodavka (1925 - 2011)

born in Ostrava into a mixed Czech-German Jewish family transported to Palestine witnessed the sinking of the Patria ship entered the Czechoslovak Army in Palestine fought at Tobruk and Dunkerque left to Israel with the Czech Military Contingent (1949) a ... 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 


First Sergrant Jaroslav Cimala (1926)

brigade-sergeant in retirement born on November 2nd 1926 in Radvanice, Tesin region his father signed the "Volksliste" in March 1944 had to go to the german army instead of his father was sent to France captured by Americans in September 1944 cages in ... arrows 


Major Augustin Císař (1917 - 2008)

Born on 20 August, 1917, in Nové Sady near Dolany Originates in a working-class family Trained as a cabinetmaker Voluntarily joined the Army in 1936, achieved the rank of a sergeant After the Nazi occupation in 1939 moved to Poland and from there traveled to ... 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 


Otto Deneš (1918 - 2009)

born on 21.8.1918 in a Slovak orthodox Jewish family 1939 left illegally to Palestine fought in the counter-air defence in Tobruk harbour took part in the fights at Dunkerque ... arrows 


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