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Československé opevnění jako cíl inspekčních cest Adolfa Hitlera

Title in English Czechoslovak fortification as a target of Adolf Hitler's inspection tour


Year of publication 2020
Type Chapter of a book
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Faculty of Arts

Description Withdrawal of the border areas after the so called Munich Agreement represented a significant interference with the state's defense capabilities for the Czechoslovak Republic. In these areas, there was a considerable number of light and heavy fortification objects that had been built here since 1935. The loss of the border areas meant that most of the objects fell into the hands of the enemy. At the same time, shortly after the conclusion of the so called Munich Agreement, Adolf Hitler, with his escort, launched an inspection tour that was directed to the newly occupied Czechoslovak border. Within these journeys, Hitler also visited Czechoslovak fortification objects. Adolf Hitler made several of these trips in March 1939 and all of them led to various parts of the former Czechoslovak border. During his travels, Hitler and his entourage inspected the fortification objects and often received expert commentary, as he had a relatively considerable interest in the Czechoslovak fortifications, which is also evidenced by his speech in November 1938.
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