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prospektor: This waypoint has been included in a new multi-cache Warriors of Honour (GC139BF). I hope you will enjoy it better.

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Tri kralove / Three Kings

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Hidden : 3/8/2006
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[Cz] Tato cache je venovana hrdinum domaciho odboje. Zavede vas k mistu, kde 21.3.1942 padl skpt. Vaclav Moravek / [En] The cache is dedicated to the heroes of the domestic resistance. You will get near the place where Cpt Vaclav Moravek died in a battle 21.3.1942.

Stabni kapitan Vaclav Moravek byl clenem legendarni odbojove trojice Masin, Balaban, Moravek proslavene pod prezdivkou Tri kralove. Skupina v letech 1939-1942 pusobila v Protektoratu Cechy a Morava a mela na konte mnoho odvaznych zpravodajskych i sabotaznich akci, jimiz pusobila Gestapu znacne starosti. Tri kralove se vsak neomezili jen na uzemi Protektoratu – v roce 1941 provedli bombovy atentat na Risske ministerstvo letectvi v Berline a pote na vlak vezouci SS reichsführera H. Himmlera. Gestapo nasadilo vsechny sily na jejich likvidaci a v dubnu 1941 se mu podarilo zatknout pplk. Balabana. V kvetnu po prestrelce padl do jejich rukou i pplk. Masin. Moravek unikl a pracoval dale. 21. brezna 1942 pozadal rotmistra Rehaka, aby pobliz Orechovky prevzal od jisteho dustojnika penize pro odboj (podle jine verze melo dojit k setkani s Paulem Thümmelem, jenz ale byl tou dobou uz zatcen). Gestapo vsak na nej cekalo. Rehak byl dopaden a Moravek mu sel na pomoc, kdyz z ukrytu vybehli dalsi gestapaci. Moravek se dal na utek, po svych pronasledovatelich strilel, nektere z nich zranil, ale nakonec pobliz Prasneho mostu padl. Zda jej pres zakaz gestapaci zastrelili ci zda se zastrelil sam, neni uplne jasne.
Komunisticka propaganda se snazila tuto skvelou cast nasi historie vymazat, nebot nebyla v souladu se systematickou perzekuci prislusniku nekomunistickeho odboje ze strany rezimu. Celych 42 let se o hrdinnych bojovnicich pokud mozno mlcelo.
8.5.2005 prezident Vaclav Klaus udelil Josefu Balabanovi, Josefu Masinovi a Vaclavu Moravkovi "in memoriam" hodnost generala.
Vice se muzete docist napriklad v knize Tri kontra Gestapo (P.Kettner, I.M.Jedlicka) nebo na (visit link)

Vzhledem k tematickemu zamereni cache, vkladejte prosim jen predmety, ktere souviseji bud s obdobim 2. svetove valky nebo s armadou. Krabicka není velká – cca 5,5x5,5x5,5 cm.

Cache je umistena na velmi rusnem miste, nejvhodnejsi odlov je asi za tmy, i kdyz pres den to pry taky obcas jde nepozorovane. Prosim o peclive uschovani. Diky.

Captain Vaclav Moravek was a member of the legendary resistance group Masin, Balaban, Moravek famous as Three Kings. The group operated in the Protektorat Böhmen und Mähren in 1939-1942 and had carried out a number of venturous intelligence and sabotage missions, by which it were driving Gestapo crazy. Not only in Protektorat did Three Kings operate but also in Reich – in 1941 they set off a bomb in the Air Ministry in Berlin and later on they made an attempt to assassinate SS Reichsführer H. Himmler in his train. Gestapo exerted all force to elimintate them and in April 1941 they captured Lt/Col Balaban. In May they caught Lt/Col Masin after gunfight. Moravek escaped and kept on working. On March 21, 1942 he asked W/O Rehak to meet an officer near Orechovka and accept money for the resistance (other version says that he was to meet Paul Thümmel who, however, was in custody at the moment). Gestapo, however, were lurking there. Rehak was captured and when Moravek appeared and tried to rescue him more Gestapo men dashed there. Moravek started to run, wounded some of the pursuers but in the end he was killed near Prasny Most. It is not 100% clear whether he was shot by Gestapo men or it was a suicide.
The communist propaganda strove to delete this splendid chapter of our history since it was in contradiction to the systematic persecution of the non-communist resistance members by the regime. The entire 42 years they kept as silent as possible about the heroic warriors.
8.5.2005 president Vaclav Klaus promoted "in memoriam" Josef Balaban, Josef Masin & Vaclav Moravek to generals.
For more interesting information see e.g. the book Tri kontra Gestapo (P.Kettner, I.M.Jedlicka) or (visit link)

In compliance with the topic of the cache, please insert only stuff that has something in common either with WWII or with army. The box is pretty small – cca 2.2x2.2x2.2 in.

The cache is hidden in a place with heavy traffic, the most suitable hunting could be after nightfall. Pls. hide carefully. Thanks.

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qhgvan gbcbyh / ubyybj va n cbcyne

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