Opevneni na Kralicku - 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 Králíky Fortified Sector [CZ: Opevneni na Kralicku] is book about fortified sector around the town Kraliky.
Location: Hlavní město Praha, Czechia
Date Posted: 12/6/2014 1:06:29 PM
Waymark Code: WMN1BG
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member Bryan
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Long Description:
The Czechoslovak government built a system of border fortifications (visit link) from 1935 to 1938 as a defensive countermeasure against the rising threat of Nazi Germany. The infantry blockhouses and military fortress are a legend in the territory of Czech Republic.

The fortified sector around the small town Kraliky (German name of Kraliky was Grulich in the past) was responsible for the defense of this part of the former German- Czechoslovakian frontier in the late thirties of the last century, and it was one of the most intensively fortified frontier sectors in Europe of that time. This sector fortification consisted of three major fortresses having extended underground facilities and a number of heavy infantry blocks and extensive lines of small pillboxes supporting these big casemates between the hill tops named Malinik and Adam (German name was Adamsberg). Some of these fortifications in the vicinity of Kraliky town can be visited by tourists.

The one of the most famous the infantry blockhouse code name K-S 14 "Cihelna" (visit link) is right in Kraliky town.
ISBN Number: 8090158021

Author(s): Jiří Novák

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