The Dukla Operation is also covered as part of the exhibition in Banska Bystrica in the "Museum of Slovak National Uprising". I stopped in there to see how the display might have changed in 10 years, and it covers more of the international participation, including the western allies.
Do ask for the English language Exposition Guide when you go in, however. It adds a lot that would be missed otherwise. They also have many monitors with different part of the stories with videos in various languages, including English.
--- In Slovak-World@yahoogroups.com, <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
Thank you SO MUCH for this post, Cathie!
On Fri, 8/9/13, Cathie McAdams <ab8gv@...> wrote:
Subject: [Slovak-World] Dukla Pass
To: "Slovak-World@yahoogroups.com" <Slovak-World@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Friday, August 9, 2013, 3:41 PM
I am in Slovensko for vacation. Today, my cousin
and I drove to Dukla Pass from Spisska Nova Ves. It took
2.5 hours. It is not close to anything, well, maybe an hour
or so from Presov can be considered
close.<br/><br/>If you are ever in the area,
this should be on your must see list. The monument is
beautiful. It is at the site of the graves of at least 800
soldiers from all countries involved in the battle.
<br/><br/>We drove a few meters and found the
observatory/museum. It was only 1 Euro to go to the deck 8
stories up. What a view. If you used your imagination, you
can just see the battles going on. There are plenty of
artifacts to see, including tanks, weaponry and
miscellaneous items. Along the way there, you see old tanks
and Howitzer-style cannons in the
fields.<br/><br/>The monument and tower are just
a few meters from Poland, like 30 meters, so we did. Now I
can say I was in Poland! I also have the pictures to prove
it.<br/><br/>The trip back included a stop in
Vysny Komarnik just south of Dukla at an old Rusyn wooden
church. I've never seen one. I only took pictures from
the road.<br/><br/>We stopped at Svitnik for
another war memorial. The plaques were written in Czech and
Russian.<br/><br/> I highly recommend a trip to
Dukla with stops along the way.<br/><br/>Cathie
McAdams.<br/><br/><br/>Sent from Yahoo!
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