Category Archives: Into exile

Josef Jaske – One of the Few

Josef JAŠKE One of the Few …………….* 30.01.1913, Nymburk. …………….† 20.06.2001, Oxford, UK. Pre WW2 Josef Antonín Jaške was born on 30 January 1913 in Nymburk, a town about 30 km from Prague. There he undertook five years of elementary … Continue reading

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Returning Home August 1945 – Victory Parade

With the Czechoslovak airmen from the three fighter units – 310, 312 and 313 squadrons who returned home on 13 August 1945 and 311 Sqn airmen returning two days later, a Victory Parade was held for them in Prague. S … Continue reading

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Vaclav Cukr – one of the Few

 Václav CUKR – One of the Few jeden z hrstky …………….* 16.10.1913. Prague. …………….† 24.10.89. Christchurch, New Zealand. Pre WW2 / Před 2. světovou válkou: Václav Cukr was born on 16 October 1913 in Prague, the son of Václav, … Continue reading

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RAF Rehabilitation Ceremony – 13.09.91.

Slavnostní akt Rehabilitace letců RAF – 13.9.1991 On 13 September 1991 a ceremony to ‘morally and politically rehabilitate the Czechoslovak men and women was held at the Palace of Culture, Prague. Rehabilitation awards for the suffering caused by the Communist … Continue reading

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Karel Seda – My Journey to War

Karel Šeda – Moje cesta do války. The German occupation of Czechoslovakia on 15 March 1939, meant that the Bohemia and Moravia regions of the country were now the Reich Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia (Protektorat Böhmen und Mähren), while … Continue reading

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Jan Kaucky – One of the Few

Jan KAUCKÝ – Jeden z hrstky …………….* 23.01.1907., Satalice, Prague. …………….† 23.08.1970., Putney, UK. Pre WW2 Před 2. svět. válkou Jan Kaucky was born on 23 January 1907 in Satalice, a town in the north-east outskirts of Prague, Czechoslovakia. After … Continue reading

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denik.cz – shameful behaviour

denik.cz – ostudné chování The 24 March 1950 is a notable day in Czechoslovak post-WW2 history, as this was the day 3 ČSA DC3’s were hijacked by 7 former Czechoslovak RAF airmen, who crewed these aircraft, for what was supposed … Continue reading

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Erding Escape 70th Anniversary – 24 March 2020

Since the Communist take-over of Czechoslovakia in February 1948, the Czechoslovaks who had fought for the Allies in the West during WW2 had become subjected to persecution by this new regime. Arrest, imprisonment and personal degradation was to follow for … Continue reading

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Doomed Czechoslovakia

A documentary giving an insight into the lead up to the Munich Agreement of 30 September 1938 and the subsequent German occupation of Czechoslovakia on 15 March 1939.

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Adolf Jurman

Adolf Jurman * 14.6.1919, Olešnička, Czechoslovakia † 27.3.1975, Northampton, UK Adolf Jurman was one of more than 2500 Czechoslovaks who escaped from their homeland, between 1939 and 1945, and joined the RAF on their arrival to the UK. His life … Continue reading

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