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Battle of Dukla Pass - May 5, 2007 - Bridgeport, CT

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  • Bill Tarkulich
    BATTLE OF THE DUKLA PASS LECTURE BRIDGEPORT, CT, APRIL 20, 2007: The New England Chapter of the Carpatho-Rusyn Society will host an interesting lecture and
    Message 1 of 3 , Apr 7, 2007
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      BATTLE OF THE DUKLA PASS LECTURE

      BRIDGEPORT, CT, APRIL 20, 2007: The New England Chapter of the
      Carpatho-Rusyn Society will host an interesting lecture and slide
      presentation by noted historian, BILL TARKULICH, about the famous
      BATTLE OF THE DUKLA PASS. The event will take place at St. John the
      Baptist Carpatho-Russian Church at 364 Mill Hill Ave. Bridgeport CT,
      at 1:30 PM on Saturday May 5th, 2007

      The Battle of Dukla Pass occurred at the end of the Second World War
      in eastern Czechoslovakia. Many residents of southwestern Connecticut
      who are of Slovak, Carpatho-Rusyn or Czech descent will be interested
      in learning more about this event that took place in their parents'
      homelands.

      As the Russian and First Czechoslovak Armies moved across Poland in
      1944, they planned a quick diversion to aid the SNP-(Slovensko Narodne
      Povstanie / Slovak National Uprising) via the Dukla Pass. This
      diversion became one of the bloodiest conflagrations in Slovak history
      with casualties over 138,000. The combatants were Russian,
      Czechoslovak, and German. The lands were remote, wooded and sparsely
      populated.

      The Dukla Pass cuts through the Carpathian Mountains in Northeastern
      Slovakia- as a historic strategic pass way from Poland into the
      Hungarian Plains. The fighting occurred in a region populated by Rusyn
      villages. At one point more than 6O% of the First Czechoslovak Army
      were Rusyns. Special guest John Kulhan, a decorated member of the
      (Free) Czechoslovak Army Corps and one of the few remaining combatants
      will be in attendance.

      This very stirring lecture will take place at the Church Auditorium of
      St. John the Baptist Church Carpatho Russian Church at 364 Mill Hill
      Ave. Bridgeport Ct. at 1:30 PM on May 5, 2007. Admission is free!
      Refreshments served! Donations gratefully accepted.
    • christopher gajda
      Bill - do you have a text copy of your lecture, for those unable to attend??? Bill Tarkulich wrote: BATTLE OF THE DUKLA PASS LECTURE
      Message 2 of 3 , Apr 7, 2007
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        Bill - do you have a text copy of your lecture, for those unable to attend???

        Bill Tarkulich <bill.tarkulich@...> wrote:
        BATTLE OF THE DUKLA PASS LECTURE

        BRIDGEPORT, CT, APRIL 20, 2007: The New England Chapter of the
        Carpatho-Rusyn Society will host an interesting lecture and slide
        presentation by noted historian, BILL TARKULICH, about the famous
        BATTLE OF THE DUKLA PASS. The event will take place at St. John the
        Baptist Carpatho-Russian Church at 364 Mill Hill Ave. Bridgeport CT,
        at 1:30 PM on Saturday May 5th, 2007

        The Battle of Dukla Pass occurred at the end of the Second World War
        in eastern Czechoslovakia. Many residents of southwestern Connecticut
        who are of Slovak, Carpatho-Rusyn or Czech descent will be interested
        in learning more about this event that took place in their parents'
        homelands.

        As the Russian and First Czechoslovak Armies moved across Poland in
        1944, they planned a quick diversion to aid the SNP-(Slovensko Narodne
        Povstanie / Slovak National Uprising) via the Dukla Pass. This
        diversion became one of the bloodiest conflagrations in Slovak history
        with casualties over 138,000. The combatants were Russian,
        Czechoslovak, and German. The lands were remote, wooded and sparsely
        populated.

        The Dukla Pass cuts through the Carpathian Mountains in Northeastern
        Slovakia- as a historic strategic pass way from Poland into the
        Hungarian Plains. The fighting occurred in a region populated by Rusyn
        villages. At one point more than 6O% of the First Czechoslovak Army
        were Rusyns. Special guest John Kulhan, a decorated member of the
        (Free) Czechoslovak Army Corps and one of the few remaining combatants
        will be in attendance.

        This very stirring lecture will take place at the Church Auditorium of
        St. John the Baptist Church Carpatho Russian Church at 364 Mill Hill
        Ave. Bridgeport Ct. at 1:30 PM on May 5, 2007. Admission is free!
        Refreshments served! Donations gratefully accepted.






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      • Bill Tarkulich
        Hello Christopher, The CRS-New Jersey chapter video-taped last year s presentation and makes it available for a small fee. My notes will be available after the
        Message 3 of 3 , Apr 8, 2007
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          Hello Christopher,

          The CRS-New Jersey chapter video-taped last year's presentation and makes it
          available for a small fee.

          My notes will be available after the presentation. I speak from my head and
          heart, so I do not prepare a full-text version, only outline notes. My head
          is full of information that aches to get out, but I've a day job and family
          to attend to, so I limit writing to what is practicable.

          Regards,


          Bill


          -----Original Message-----
          From: christopher gajda [mailto:christophergajda@...]
          Sent: Saturday, April 07, 2007 8:54 PM
          To: SLOVAK-ROOTS@yahoogroups.com
          Subject: Re: [S-R] Battle of Dukla Pass - May 5, 2007 - Bridgeport, CT

          Bill - do you have a text copy of your lecture, for those unable to
          attend???

          Bill Tarkulich <bill.tarkulich@...> wrote:
          BATTLE OF THE DUKLA PASS LECTURE

          BRIDGEPORT, CT, APRIL 20, 2007: The New England Chapter of the
          Carpatho-Rusyn Society will host an interesting lecture and slide
          presentation by noted historian, BILL TARKULICH, about the famous
          BATTLE OF THE DUKLA PASS. The event will take place at St. John the
          Baptist Carpatho-Russian Church at 364 Mill Hill Ave. Bridgeport CT,
          at 1:30 PM on Saturday May 5th, 2007

          The Battle of Dukla Pass occurred at the end of the Second World War
          in eastern Czechoslovakia. Many residents of southwestern Connecticut
          who are of Slovak, Carpatho-Rusyn or Czech descent will be interested
          in learning more about this event that took place in their parents'
          homelands.

          As the Russian and First Czechoslovak Armies moved across Poland in
          1944, they planned a quick diversion to aid the SNP-(Slovensko Narodne
          Povstanie / Slovak National Uprising) via the Dukla Pass. This
          diversion became one of the bloodiest conflagrations in Slovak history
          with casualties over 138,000. The combatants were Russian,
          Czechoslovak, and German. The lands were remote, wooded and sparsely
          populated.

          The Dukla Pass cuts through the Carpathian Mountains in Northeastern
          Slovakia- as a historic strategic pass way from Poland into the
          Hungarian Plains. The fighting occurred in a region populated by Rusyn
          villages. At one point more than 6O% of the First Czechoslovak Army
          were Rusyns. Special guest John Kulhan, a decorated member of the
          (Free) Czechoslovak Army Corps and one of the few remaining combatants
          will be in attendance.

          This very stirring lecture will take place at the Church Auditorium of
          St. John the Baptist Church Carpatho Russian Church at 364 Mill Hill
          Ave. Bridgeport Ct. at 1:30 PM on May 5, 2007. Admission is free!
          Refreshments served! Donations gratefully accepted.






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