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St Cyril and St Methodius crypt in prague

Prague Operation Anthropoid Crypt

Operation Anthropoid – Victory, Defeat and Remembrance In the past I’ve written about the Church of St Cyril and St Methodius and the single event in World War Two history that was called Operation Anthropoid. There’s a lot involved in the story including bravery, betrayal, sacrifice, justice and inspiration. Largely it’s the story of seven … Read More

Terezin Memorial

Terezin Camp – National Suffering Memorial Terezin is synonymous with the control and attempted destruction of the Bohemian Community. Basically a transit camp that takes on the appearance of a ghetto, it is only a 40 minute drive from central Prague (D8 motorway exit 35 and follow the signs). Organised tours do this place as … Read More

The Plaque on the STs Cyril and Methodius Church in Resslova

World War Two Operation Anthropoid

Operation Anthropoid In October 1941 after three years of occupation the exiled Czechoslovak government in England decided that a show of strength was required. Operation Anthropoid was a World War 2 military operation with a specific assignment for two young allied paratroopers namely the assassination of Reinhard Heydrich. By the end of June 1942, Heydrich … Read More

Jan Palach, ICON

The Story of Jan Palach – Always Remembered Every January 16th thoughts will turn to an event which happened on this day in 1969. The story must begin in the January of 1968 with the election of Alexander Dubcek (pronounced “doobcheck”) as Communist Party leader. He was a reformer who set about introducing reforms and … Read More

1989 Memorial Plaque to the Czech Velvet Revolution

The Czech Velvet Revolution

Velvet Revolution The Path Less Travelled You’ll have read that the Velvet Revolution started on International Students Day i.e. November 17th 1989 but, it started well before that. Actually you have to go back 50 years to understand that the students were protesting on an anniversary and go back another 20 years to explain why … Read More