Location in relation to the surroundings
The memorial is located in front of the General Staff of the Czech Army.
Text of the inscription
In the flames of war they raised their gun, fought and put their lives down. The countries in which they fought, the spaces where they laid their lives. Poland 1939, Demblin, Tarnopol 1944-1945, Dukla, Jaslo, Silesia, France 1940, Fighter Air Force, Marne Seine River, Loirstadt Cien 1944-1945, Dunkerque, Great Britain 1940 - 1945 Air Force, Battle of Britain, Bombing, anti-submarine war, intelligence and diverse landings in the homeland, coast defense. Middle East 1941 - 1942 Aleppo, Haifa, Beirut. North Africa 1941 - 1943 Tobruk. Yugoslavia 1943 - 1945 Brigade of Jan Žižka of Trocnov River Sava, town Našice, brigade Janosik Bolman, Petrovec Soviet Union 1941 - 1945 Intelligence and guerrilla landings in the homeland, Sokolovo, Ciovo, Kiev, Chernachov, Fastov, White Cerkev, Zaskov, Rovno. Czechoslovakian action of intelligence and diverse guerrilla paratroopers, Slovak National Uprising, including air support, Carpathians, Dukla Pass, Bardejov, Presov, Spis, Liptovsky Saint Nicholas, Big and Small Fatra, Maple Mountains, Hostynske Hills, Ostrava and northern Moravia including air support, Z Moravia to Prague to help the uprising of the Czech people.
Bronze stylized flame 8 meters high, around it are fifteen marble slabs with battle sites.
The circumstances of unveiling
The memorial was unveiled on November 11, 2001 on the day of war veterans' memorials. The authors are the academic sculptor Jiří Plieštik, ing. Tomáš Novotný and Jiří Opočenský. Defense Minister Karel Kühnl and Deputy Chief of Staff Rostislav Mazurek attended the unveiling.
The monument forms the dominant of the Victory Square. At the anniversary of the end of the Second World War and the celebration of the Day of War Veterans, there are official ceremonies. At the time of totalitarianism, the soldiers fighting in the western armies did not mention official propaganda. The memorial is a place of remembrance for all Czechoslovak soldiers killed during World War II.
During World War II, Czechoslovak soldiers fought on many battlefields in Europe and Africa and the Middle East. Only after the fall of the communist regime was it possible to commemorate the memory of those who did not fight only on the Eastern Front. The monument is an important place and dominates the entire Victory Square.