A woman in the Czechoslovak People’s Army
Jana Andrlíková, née Pulcová, was born on 24 July 1939 in Jičín. Her father Jaroslav Pulec was an important Communist politician, and from 1960 to 1970 he chaired the Municipal National Committee in Jičín. From her sixteen years of age until her retirement, Jana Andrlíková served in the army. In her story she thinks back on the tough times beginning in the army, when women comprised a minute percentage of soldiers. While stationed at Hradčany Airfield she experienced the military exercise Šumava of the Warsaw Pact armies, and the subsequent occupation of the airfield in August 1968 during the Warsaw Pact invasion of Czechoslovakia. She now lives in Prostějov.