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Obrana národa (ON) (English: Defence of the Nation) was a Czech resistance organization[1][2] that fought against the German occupation from 1939 to 1945. It opposed Nazi rule in the Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia. The group was founded by General cs (Josef Bílý) in April 1939.

The Gestapo was able to seek out and destroy the group's leadership on three occasions (February 1940, May 1942 and June 1944), but each time the group was reorganized.[1][2][3]

List of leaders[]

  • April 1939 - November 1940 : General cs (Josef Bílý)
  • November 1940 - December 1941 : General cs (Bedřich Homola)
  • January 1942 - June 1944 : General cs (Zdeněk Novák)
  • June - November 1944: Brigadier General František Bláha (František Bláha (soldier))
  • November 1944 - May 1945 : General cs (František Slunečko) (cs (ALEX headquarters))


References[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Nyklová, Martina (8 May 2008). "Obrana národa v bojích na sklonku války" (in Czech). Czech Radio. http://www.radio.cz/cz/rubrika/special/obrana-naroda-v-bojich-na-sklonku-valky. Retrieved 30 December 2012. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 televize, Česká. "Obrana národa" (in cs). ČT24 - Nejdůvěryhodnější zpravodajský web v ČR - Česká televize. https://ct24.ceskatelevize.cz/archiv/1381165-obrana-naroda. 
  3. "Obrana národa" (in Czech). http://www.codyprint.cz/obrana/index.html. 

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