Opevnení na Stachelbergu - Krkonose Mountains, Czech Republic
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ToRo61
N 50° 37.832 E 015° 54.713
33U E 564493 N 5609136
Quick Description: The book about the Czechoslovak fortification and Stachelberg Artillery Fort.
Location: Královéhradecký kraj, Czechia
Date Posted: 12/25/2014 12:20:15 PM
Waymark Code: WMN4FW
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member lumbricus
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Long Description:
The Czechoslovak government built a system of border fortifications, as well as some fortified defensive lines inland, from 1935 to 1938 as a defensive countermeasure against the rising threat of Nazi Germany. The objective of the fortifications was to prevent the taking of key areas by an enemy (not only Germany but also Hungary) by means of a sudden attack before the mobilization of the Czechoslovak army could be completed, and to enable effective defense until allies (Britain and France and possibly the Soviet Union) could help.

The several of Museums of Czechoslovak fortifications (visit link) exists and Stachelberg Artillery fort is one of them. The museums are usually in hands of enthusiasts who repair forts and they are also guides in those forts.

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ISBN Number: 8090232604

Author(s): Jiří Novák

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