Shelters in the Vyšný Komárnik

In the period from the 18th to the 24th of November, 1944, the staff of the comman-  dant of the 3rd Czechoslovak Brigade of the 1st Czechoslovak Army Corps and Brigade  General Karel Klapálek were stationed in  the forest of Mativka in the Vyšný Komárnik  cadastre. The General organised and took lead in the battle from his headquarters there, ensuring cooperation with neighbouring Soviet units and the security of the left wing of the 1st Czechoslovak Army corps and the  38th Soviet Army. Dugouts that have survived  at their original sites and are relics of the Staff Headquarters. They were renovated in the years 2013–14.

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