Pechotní srub K-S 14 "U cihelny" - Kraliky, Czech Republic
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ToRo61
N 50° 05.749 E 016° 45.315
33U E 625539 N 5550759
Quick Description: The book about about the Czechoslovak fortification and the infantry blockhouse K-S 14 (code name "U cihelny").
Location: Pardubický kraj, Czechia
Date Posted: 12/25/2014 1:24:24 PM
Waymark Code: WMN4GE
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 Museum of Czechoslovakian Fortification is located in Infantry Block K-S-14, a part of light and heavy fortifications at the Czech-Polish border near the town of Králíky.

In one part of the exposition there is a permanent display dedicated to the independence of Czechoslovakia and to the formation of the Czech Armed Forces and Legions. Another part shows the construction of the Czechoslovakian Fortification System after mobilisation in 1938.
A new part of the exhibition displaying the history of the Sentry and Customs Services will be opened in the near future.

Source and more information: (visit link)
ISBN Number: 9788086463322

Author(s): Ráboň Martin, Sicha Richard M.

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