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black and white picture of the ocean liner ss patria in 1918 with three funnels plus fore and aft masts

SS Patria Disaster

SS Patria Disaster A trans-atlantic liner called the SS Patria sank on 25th November 1940 at the port of Haifa in what was then Palestine. You’re thinking what the hell as this got to do with Prague? Well for me it all started with a photo. In 2015 I was preparing to start my Walking … Read More

aerial map of prague showing bend in river and bomb site locations

Prague World War Two Bombings

Prague World War Two Bombings On the Walking Tours people invariably ask that given the stunning beauty and historic architecture, was Prague bombed in the war? So, specifically the Old Town was not bombed but the city was bombed on a total of 3 occasions. Setting the Scene The tide has turned. The allies are … Read More

plaque in cobble stones showing the name josef gabcik, his rank, military operation and date of birth and death

Operation Anthropoid Hidden Plaques

Operation Anthropoid – The Hidden Plaques 2018 For most people the story of Operation Anthropoid stops when the 7 soldiers are killed. Tourists will visit the Church of St Cyril and ST Methodius in Resslova street to see the church, to visit the crypt and to look at the window to the crypt from outside. … Read More

jason from livingprague captured on google maps

Fame at Last

Fame at Last On June 13th 2019 I was giving a World War Two Walking Tour to a couple and we were in Maiselova in the heart of the Jewish Quarter Josefov District. Just as we were adjacent to the Jewish Town Hall I saw a Google Maps car coming down the road so I … Read More

World War Two WIntons Children Memorial Prague

Prague World War Two Walking Tour

Prague World War Two Walking Tour NOTE: I’ve now moved all of my tour related pages over to the dedicated website at https://www.livingpraguetours.com where you can read about me, my ethos, the range of tours that I offer, the booking process, Reviews and FAQ etc. Any links below will direct you to that site. Duration: … Read More

Nicholas Winton

The Story of Winton’s Children There is a difference between passive and active good. The latter, in my opinion, means to dedicate time and energy to mitigate pain and suffering. It requires one actively seeks those that suffer and are in danger; not just to live an exemplary passive life without doing evil. Nicholas Winton, … Read More

Prague Stolpersteine stumble stones

Prague Stumble Stones

Stolpersteine – Prague Stumble Stones When I first wrote about the Prague Stumble Stones back in 2013 I called them the Prague Jewish Plaques and I had not yet found out about a man called Gunter Demnig. I’ve since learned much more about them and his work so I’ve now gone back to rewrite about … Read More

ST Cyril and ST Methodius Church in Prague

St Cyril and St Methodius – Resslova From the metro station at IP Pavlova right down to the riverside I’m always bumping into people with a map in their hands, randomly turning it, looking for street signs etc and invariably when I ask if they need and help they’ll say that they are looking for … Read More

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

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