Porchester Gate Mystery Cache
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Placed on behalf of a czech cacher Special Group D, also known as the Special Task Force Group, was a special purpose facility created during the 1st Department II. Department of (intelligence) of the Ministry of National Defense of the Czechoslovak government in exile in London during the 2nd vol. of war. The task of the Special Group was the training and preparation of paratroopers selected for landings in the countries of Central Europe occupied by Nazi Germany, but especially in the Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia. Special Group D was established in early 1941 on the basis of an agreement between the head of the intelligence department, Col. František Moravec and representatives of the British intelligence organization SOE - Special Operations Executive. The house in front of you was the headquarters of Special Group D. Here, Col. František Moravec and his subordinates plan recruitment, training and operations in Czechoslovakia. Here Col. František Moravec also planned the famous operation Anthropoid. There is also a famous wall in the house. This wall became one of the symbols of the heroism of Czechoslovak paratroopers. Before leaving for the mission, many members of the paratroopers preparing for their homeland were photographed for the last time. Well-known photo Jozef Gabčík and Jan Kubiš were also created here. The wall is thus connected with undoubtedly the most important resistance act known as Operation Anthropoid - the assassination of the deputy imperial protector Reinhard Heydrich. The wall, which can be said without exaggeration that history was photographed in front of it, stands in the courtyard of the complex.