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Colonel (ret.) Antonín Bukový (1916 - 2015)

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Colonel in retirement Antonín Bukový was born September 24, 1916 in the village Likavka near Ružomberok in the then Austria-Hungary. Shortly before the outbreak of WWII he did his basic military service in Ružomberok and after the declaration of independent Slovakia on September 14, 1939 he decided to escape to Poland together with four other soldiers. By way of Sabinov they managed to reach Malé Bronowice where a Czechoslovak legion (also called the Czech and Slovak Legion) was already being formed at that time. After the attack on Poland on September 3, 1939 the Legion was to move to Romania, but eventually they got to the territory of the Soviet Union where the soldiers were gradually interned in Jarmolince, Kamenec Podolsky, Olchovce, Suzdal and in Oranky. Antonín Bukový then became one of a hundred officers of the so-called Oranky group who were preparing the basis for the formation of the 1st Czechoslovak independent field battalion under the command of colonel Ludvík Svoboda. Th ...arrows 

Crossing over to Poland


Stanislava Barabášová roz. Pospíšilová (1930) video clip available

born 18 May 1930 in Hostomice near Teplice 1938, moved with her parents to Záluží near Most Christmas 1944, almost killed in an Allied bombing of a chemical plant until ... arrows 


František Ondrášek

born January 30, 1953 in České Budějovice in November 1954 his father was declared an enemy against the state and in 1958 through 1960 he was imprisoned from 1959 attending ... arrows 


Edvarda Valentová (1937 - 2017)

born July 5, 1937 her father Edvard Valenta was an editor of Lidové Noviny newspaper as a little girl, she spent the war years in Voznice from 1945 the family lived in ... arrows 


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