Czechoslovakian Fortifications 1938: Yesterday and Today – a lecture by Tomáš Javorek with screening of films on the 70th anniversary of the end of the Second World War

21. 5. 2015
Knihovna Jiřího Mahena Brno | reading room, Mozolky 52, Brno-Žabovřesky|

In this  lecture by Tomáš Javorek you will learn about details of the initial plans for the defence of the Czechoslovakian Republic and about the final draft design from 1937. You will see the proposed  construction of light and heavy fortifications that included artillery bunkers, revolving towers, mortar domes and watchtowers. You will learn about different types of weapons and their use in various types of facilities. You will get an answer to the question what happened to these fortifications after 1939, how following generations used it after 1945, and what is their condition today. Although these fortifications, following the adoption of the Munich Agreement, were not used and fell into enemy hands, they have remained constant proof of our ancestors' determination to defend their homeland.

Free admission