The Support of Compatriots in the USA to the Czechoslovak Foreign Resistance and in Building up Foreign Army during the First World War Cover Image
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Pomoc krajanů v USA československému zahraničnímu odboji a při budování zahraničního vojska v období první světové války
The Support of Compatriots in the USA to the Czechoslovak Foreign Resistance and in Building up Foreign Army during the First World War

Author(s): František Hanzlík
Subject(s): History, Pre-WW I & WW I (1900 -1919), Interwar Period (1920 - 1939)
Published by: Univerzita Palackého v Olomouci
Keywords: foreign army; military; First World War; T. G. Masaryk; the United States; autonomous state; Czech National Club; Slovak League

Summary/Abstract: The article deals with the support of Czech and Slovak compatriots in the USA to the Czechoslovak Foreign Resistance during the First World War. The first part shows a situation in the compatriot’s movement at the beginning of the war, the ways of the support to people in need in old homeland as well as Czech and Slovak soldiers of the Austro-Hungarian army kept in prisonerof-war camps belonging to the Allied Powers and their allies. The following part deals with the question of the unification of the compatriot’s movement in the year 1915 and supporting the Czechoslovak Foreign Resistance led by T. G. Masaryk. And finally, the second section of the article analyses the effort of compatriots to build up the Czechoslovak foreign army in France and to train volunteers in the military camp in Stamford.

  • Issue Year: 2016
  • Issue No: 50
  • Page Range: 129-158
  • Page Count: 30
  • Language: Czech