"Cetnicke"

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"Cetnicke"

Joined: August 5th, 2005, 9:47 am

November 2nd, 2006, 10:58 pm #1

Hi!

Sorry for writing in english.
I recently got a book from a friend who visited Prague, its all in Czech.
The title is "Cetnicke Vzpominky", the publisher is "Cody Print".
I Havent got a clue what its about, but there are some nice photos!!!
I do suspect its about some kind of bordertroops or bordegendermerie during and before WW II.
Can anyone shed some light on the contence of this book please?


Erik
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Joined: May 25th, 2004, 9:06 am

November 3rd, 2006, 9:58 pm #2

Hi Erik,

"cetnictvo" means gendarmery. In the interwar period in Czechoslovakia it was used for police duty outside towns and cities. Its counterpart were the Municipal and State Policies.

In late thirties when Germany become an aggressive neighbour new security corps was created in Czechoslovakia. It was named Guard of state defence "Straz obrany statu" abb. SOS. It was created from selected members of Gendarmery, Police, Army and Monetary Guard. SOS posts were located between state border and main defence line held by Army. It lost several dozens of men in clashes with nazi guerrillas in 1938.

Check publisher's website:
http://www.codyprint.cz/

Another places of interest (on Czech language only):
http://cetnici.habartov.cz/
http://www.fronta.cz/straz-obrany-statu ... -roku-1938

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Tomas
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November 3rd, 2006, 11:03 pm #3

I really apreciate it Tomas.
These little known units etc really interesy me.
I also got the excellent book on The Tatra OA 30 so now I can finally build my Karo AS kit.
Do you knpw if the publisher of the Tatra OA book are planning other books?

Thanks

Erik
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November 3rd, 2006, 11:16 pm #4

In my opinion many of the books produced in the Czech republic are amongst the best available and I buy a large percentage of them. Ive bought many during holiday trips to Prague (oh what a great city to combine a romantic trip with the wife with great kits/books shopping), others via friends who visit Prague.
I am wondering about one book inparticular that Ive seen adds about but havent seen "in real life" so to speak.
Its "Straz Obrany Statu 1936-39" published by MV&H.
Its supposidly part one in an encyclopidea on the Czecoslovak army. I have part two wich is about the Free Czhecoslovak army in Great Britain during WW II.
Was part I ever published?
If so, were can I obtain a copy?
If not, will it be published?
When will this be in that case?

Yours Sincerely

Erik
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November 4th, 2006, 7:10 pm #5

Hi Erik,

concerning future plans of the Jakab publishers please check its website:
http://www.jakab.cz/inshop/

The "Straz obrany statu" from MV&H has been published indeed in 2002. In March 2002 it was among five top bestsellers of non-fiction literature in Czech Republic. I think it will be quite difficult to obtain that book now but I will contact one of its authors.

HTH
Tomas
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November 4th, 2006, 7:12 pm #6

In my opinion many of the books produced in the Czech republic are amongst the best available and I buy a large percentage of them. Ive bought many during holiday trips to Prague (oh what a great city to combine a romantic trip with the wife with great kits/books shopping), others via friends who visit Prague.
I am wondering about one book inparticular that Ive seen adds about but havent seen "in real life" so to speak.
Its "Straz Obrany Statu 1936-39" published by MV&H.
Its supposidly part one in an encyclopidea on the Czecoslovak army. I have part two wich is about the Free Czhecoslovak army in Great Britain during WW II.
Was part I ever published?
If so, were can I obtain a copy?
If not, will it be published?
When will this be in that case?

Yours Sincerely

Erik
Sweden
Hi Eric,

here is a picture from the Straz obrany statu book:
http://bunkriky.3nec.cz/pplkSOS.html

Regards
Tomas
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