months ago in Králiky citadel's area was realised commemorative
action to 55. anniversary
liberation of Czechoslovakia and ending The World War Two. Our club was
take part like one of the convener and the members of club were concern
in battle like the German Wehrmacht soldier in a different roles.
We recording lot of video material, which will be gradually to give to
you. We will try to arrange view on battle for the people who could not
come to Mobilazace-Cihelna 2000.
Enclosed you will find the following three parts:
1. German army attacked the Czechoslovak Republic
2. The Czechoslovak army is in defence
3. Snapshot from backstage and Czech army program's
Germany army attacked
the Czechoslovak Republic
It is autumn of 1938, the international situation is complicated. President
Beneš refuse the Munich dictates and so German army prepares occupation
Czechoslovakia. They situated the most modern army
technique near the border, like troop-carrier, light anti-tank cannon,
in this time still unknown, but in the future feared anti-aircraft 88mm
cannon and another army material. The elite of German army is prepared:
panzer grenadiers, shock pioneers, units of SS and paratroopers. There
are prepare the Ju 87 bombers. All is prepare to abase young and small,
but in any case do not forceless Czechoslovak army. This army insist on
the border citadels system, which compensate superior force of enemy.
Army is accommodate with modern arms and accoutrements with the big decision
to protect country.
The borders are closed after declaration of mobilization. After that "
Freicorps" attack, but without success, because the borders are protected
by the Guard of defense state (SOS) , Financial guard, units Field gendarmery
with the help of armoured car model 30. Then follow reconnaissance of
elite units, which force all Czechoslovak units to retreat into the citadels
area. The fire from blockhouse stop the
reconnaissance and turn back them. The furious German soldiers tumble
boundary stone in the retreat. German negotiator go to settle on free
transit through the citadels zone. This exaction is withheld. The only
what is agreed is short armistice for the displaced hurt soldiers and
After end of armistice, the German's heavy artillery start to plough up
the precincts near the blockhouse. The blockhouse, built to an extreme
degree of robustness, stand without damage, but the nearest precincts
reminiscent of moon scenery. After that follows attack of Ju 87 bombers.
But hit the camouflage blockhouse is impossible so they only extend numbers
of craters near the blockhouse. The German army feed next technique from
the reason of temporal paralysis blockhouse after bombing. Into the firing
position are transported antiaircraft 88mm cannon, anti-tank cannon 37mm
cannon and mine-thrower 80mm calibre to support and shelter attack of
of all they do the way through the block system with the bar-blast and
them they approach neat to right wing of blockhouse. The blockhouses is
blinded like the another blockhouses by the mist and its fire is random.
Shock pioneers destroy right casemate with the help of paratroopers, who
jumped down at the night before attack. On this moment await the mass
of German infantry and they begin attack. It look that nobody can stop
Translation David Maršálek and Jiří Kučera
The Czechoslovak army is in defence - 2nd
Snapshot from backstage and Czech army programs - 3rd
View photos in our
Video "Boundary stone" view
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