We said that since we went to fight at the front, we would either win or fall dead. And we have remained alive
First lieutenant in retirement Naděžda Brůhová, née Veselá, was born September 13, 1925 in Moskovschina in Volhynia, which was a Polish territory at that time. When she was eleven years old, she moved with her family to České Noviny, where she studied a seven-grade Polish-Czech school. In 1942 she was to be sent to do forced labour, but she was eventually spared. On July 25, 1944 she joined the 1st Czechoslovak army corps which was being formed at that time. She served as a signaller in the 1st brigade, and experienced combat at Krosno and Machnówka, where she was wounded, and the Carpathian-Dukla operation. After the war she settled in Staňkovice near Žatec. At first she owned a farm, but after the collectivization of agriculture she worked in the Unified Agricultural Cooperative. In 1955 she was interrogated in Litoměřice in a political trial related to arson of barns in Staňkovice. She still lives in Staňkovice near Žatec.