Václav Morávek

Male, Deceased Person

1904 – 1942

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Who was Václav Morávek?

Václav Morávek was Czechoslovak Brigadier General and national hero, one of best known personalities of Czech antinazi rezistance and member of famous resistance group called Three Kings. He is also the main protagonist in Czech TV series Three Kings that is inspired by his group.

He was a pistol shooting champion of the Czechoslovak Army, and commanded the Artillery battery in Olomouc with the rank of Staff Captain during the first Czechoslovak Republic. Demobilised after the German occupation of Czechoslovakia, he worked as a clerk at Labour Office in Kolín.

In Summer 1939, he participated in the founding of the Obrana národa, a resistance group made up of former Czechoslovak soldiers. Morávek was a member of a group whose main tasks were keeping the contacts with Paul Thümmel, maintaining radio connections with London-based Czechoslovak Government-in-exile and sabotages. The trio was later nicknamed Three Kings.

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Born
Aug 8, 1904
Czech Republic
Also known as
  • Vaclav Moravek
Died
Mar 21, 1942

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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