Tracking the Czechoslovak legionnaires in Prague
May12

Tracking the Czechoslovak legionnaires in Prague

Given the war record of the legions and postwar influence of many individual legionnaires (see part one of this article), it is no surprise that the new Czechoslovak state soon began to cherish their legacy. The legions were one of the most memorable historic events in the Czechoslovak Republic – at least to Czech inhabitants who often referred to it as part of their identity during the mid-war period. Many streets were renamed...

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Tracking the Czechoslovak Legions in Prague (part 1)
Apr08

Tracking the Czechoslovak Legions in Prague (part 1)

In quite a lot of places in Prague you can find remembrances of the short history of the Czechoslovak legions of World War I. This is not surprising considering how important the legions were for the independence of Czechoslovakia in 1918, and its international positions in later years. The legions were formed as part of armies of the Entente either from Czech and Slovak men living in France, Italy or Russia or, in most cases, from...

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