Slovakia - Battle of the Dukla Pass Memorials - 2

Battle of the Dukla Pass Memorials - Svidnik - Slovakia
Throughout the  Dukla Pass there are a lot of memorials for the great World War II tank battle that took place in this area - the Battle of the Dukla Pass. The battle took place in September and October 1944. The memorials include vehicles at are displayed a long the road as well as huge viewing tower that overlooks that old battlefield and a cemetery. 
 
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A status of General Ludvik Svoboda displayed in the centre of Svidnik - just at the edge of the Dukla Pass. General Ludvik Svoboda was commander of the 1st Czechoslovak Army Corps during the Battle of the Dukla Pass - and went on to be the president of Czechoslovakia.

A status of General Ludvik Svoboda displayed in the centre of Svidnik - just at the edge of the Dukla Pass. General Ludvik Svoboda was commander of the 1st Czechoslovak Army Corps during the Battle of the Dukla Pass - and went on to be the president of Czechoslovakia.
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A Russian World War II anti-aircraft gun displayed along the main road thru the Dukla Pass.

A Russian World War II anti-aircraft gun displayed along the main road thru the Dukla Pass.
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The entrance to the Dukla Memorial which is located at that main road thru the Dukla Pass - almost at the Slovakia/Poland boarder. The nearby cemetery is the resting place of 563 soldiers of 1st Czechoslovak Army Corps.

The entrance to the Dukla Memorial which is located at that main road thru the Dukla Pass - almost at the Slovakia/Poland boarder. The nearby cemetery is the resting place of 563 soldiers of 1st Czechoslovak Army Corps.
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A Russian World War II IL-2 Sturmovik displayed along the main road thru the Dukla Pass. In the background one of the many historic wooden churches that are located in this area.

A Russian World War II IL-2 Sturmovik displayed along the main road thru the Dukla Pass. In the background one of the many historic wooden churches that are located in this area.
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