Museum of Czechoslovakian Fortification - Kraliky, Czech Republic
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N 50° 05.750 E 016° 45.315
33U E 625539 N 5550761
Quick Description: Museum of Czechoslovakian Fortification (1935—38) and Infantry blockhouse K-S 14 Králíky.
Location: Pardubický kraj, Czechia
Date Posted: 11/30/2014 4:30:37 AM
Waymark Code: WMMZYD
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Dorcadion Team
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Long Description:
About border fortifications
The Czechoslovakian (CSR) 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. Because of the extreme length of the border line the CSR had to defend, the build-up of an uninterrupted line of heavy fortifications was neither technically nor financially possible.

The mainly built fortified constructions were light fortified installations - pillboxes model 36 and, most of all, the installations model 37. The bunkers model 37 represent by following chiefly the principle of flanking fire a very modem concept of fortifications. The structures in the terrain are laid out in lines in which the neighbouring nests shelter each other, establishing a defence usually in two lines, with the front protected by a system of antipersonnel or antitank blocks.

About museum
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)
Opening hours: Open at weekends and on public holidays from 09.00 to 18.00. From June to August every day.

Open all year: No

Related web-page: [Web Link]

Wikipedia link:: [Web Link]

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