Czech foreign minister honours WWII Czechoslovak troops in UK

05-07-2010

The Czech foreign minister, Jan Kohout, honoured the memory of WWII Czechoslovak armed forces in Cholmondeley, Cheshire, in the United Kingdom, on Monday. There the Czech and Slovak troops began forming on July 7, 1940 to fight against Nazi Germany along with the Allies. The event was attended by several veterans, including 92-year-old general Tomáš Sedláček. Minister Jan Kohout said that the formation of Czechoslovak troops in Great Britain 70 years ago laid the foundations of today’s great relations between the Czech Republic and the UK.