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Battle of Dukla Pass - 5/5/7 - 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
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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!
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