Numerous and frequently-updated resource results are available from this WorldCat. Please choose whether or not you want other users to be able to see on your profile that this library is a favorite of yours. Finding libraries that hold this item You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.
|Published (Last):||26 December 2007|
|PDF File Size:||18.60 Mb|
|ePub File Size:||15.72 Mb|
|Price:||Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]|
It eventually progressed so far that we had to… this time we stole an ambulance car. When the police were called to come to make a report, Radek told him that there was a person with a broken leg in the ambulance. The policeman said he would come in a minute.
By the time he came, we were already done with the ambulance crew - they were sitting in the forest tied to a tree and we were waiting for the policeman. He arrived on a bike and I remember that I was sitting in a ditch while pretending that I had a broken leg. The guys told the policeman that I had a broken leg and as he began to write a report, Radek took his gun, tied his hands behind his back and put him in the ambulance.
It was obviously a lie, so the boys pushed the case over. It fell on the floor and opened because there was only a thin board at the back. The case was full of weapons.
There were six submachine guns, eight or ten guns, tons of ammunition, and they took it all. The policeman was still alive and looking at them; he saw it all and could have remembered their faces. The light was on. After they took all the weapons and loaded them into the ambulance car, Radek went back and he cut his throat and then we drove away. The branches had been cut off and piled. We saw that there were about eight piles, and we chose the biggest one.
That was pile number three. We decided we would hide under the branches. But the piles had been there for some time, and due to rain, the branches had sagged down. We thought we would somehow pull out branches from the bottom, but we were unable to move them. So we had to dig a hole under the pile in order to hide there. The digging was not so bad because the soil was sandy. When a small pile of sand formed, we would take the sand with our hands and scatter it about ten or fifteen metres away.
They did come. It took us quite a long time to dig the hole large enough for all of us to fit in. Imagine now that my nails are our heads. We were lying like this. The third one lay in between them his head towards their feet , and we were lying there like this. We were lying there for three days. They suspected that we might be hiding under them but they were too lazy to dig into them. We felt so relieved.
We had already collected about two thousand nutria skins and we were about to sell them, but suddenly a hurricane came. It took the skins away. I was working in a factory, well, not actually a factory, it was a workshop where repairs and overhauls of aircraft engines were being done.
I said a workshop, but it was actually quite large, eighty people were employed there and they had a military contract with the Air Force. We were doing overhauls of the engines for the old B 17 - the flying fortresses, and also the latest model, the I worked there for only two years, and then I started a taxi business.
Eventually, I came to own five taxi cars. I realized that five cars were just enough for one owner. If you had more, you would need your own repair shop, a car mechanic, a towing vehicle, and things like that. It was fine with five cars and doing well, managing all by myself. I had the advantage of being knowledgeable in technical matters, and I knew what to do. We decided to go to Chlumec first. I served as the driver because I already had a driving licence and driving experience; whenever we did something and a driver was needed, I would serve as a driver.
So we went to Chlumec. At first we went to Prague and ordered a taxi there. We left the taxi on an embankment in Prague. When we went to Chlumec, our idea was only to knock out the policeman, take the stuff and go home.
Pepa was standing behind him and he noticed it, and he pulled out his own gun and shot him dead with two shots. We had to leave the place right away. Then we decided we would never be able to just knock out an officer, because… we were lucky that nobody saw us, but that next time, we would have to do away with the policeman.
I was indeed sending them. I thought they might not get my letters, but my dad had a sister who had married in Omaha, in the US - I would always write a letter and send it to her in Omaha. But from about onwards, I later went to do some search at the archives on Legerova Street in Prague and there I found an order issued by the Ministry of Interior requesting that all correspondence be withheld. They said all correspondence. There was a letter which was a reply to this order, saying that due to technical reasons they could not stop domestic mail, but that they were able to withhold all international mail.
I stopped receiving letters. When you became a civilian, we were no longer good enough for you, right? They were all confiscated. My brother was quite happy about what had happened, the way we had done it. He said that mother had been crying all the time and saying that she hoped I had survived. Later, when she learnt that we had made it to Berlin, she stopped crying.
They also thought that I had let them down. My mom never learnt why the letters had not come, but my brother told me that she was very happy that I had survived. But the lights ahead of us in the distance were already the lights of Berlin. From the beginning, his parents brought him up in the spirit of Sokol and the legionnaire ideals. Paumer served in the U. Army for five years, of which 19 months were spent in Korea.
After his return from Korea he settled in Miami, Florida, and worked as a pool serviceman, a motel receptionist, a nutria hunter, an aircraft engine repairman, and a taxi driver. He eventually became an owner of a small taxi company, which he ran until his retirement in In he permanently returned to the Czech Republic.
He also became a member of the Conservative Party. In he was awarded a plaquette from the Czech Prime Minister. He died on July 22, Download file. Gunfight in Uckro video. A gunfight at the railway station in the town of Uckro. Hiding under a pile of branches video. Attacking the vehicle carrying money for the wages video. Attacking the vehicle which carried paychecks, another victim. German hospitality video. About the hospitable Germans after their hiding place in the barn became known.
Earning his living in the USA video. In the U. Army video. Training and service in the U. Leaving Czechoslovak army video. Assault at the police station in Chlumec nad Cidlinou video. Contacts with his family video. Arrival in Berlin video. Talking of their dramatic arrival in Berlin. Show witness full story Czech. Photos 2. Milan Paumer. Milan Paumer as a member of US Army. Links Milan Paumer date:.
Jenom ne strach date:. Show all links Statistics witnesses in database published witnesses registered researchers photos clips Memory of Nations Archive About project Support us e-archive.
It eventually progressed so far that we had to… this time we stole an ambulance car. When the police were called to come to make a report, Radek told him that there was a person with a broken leg in the ambulance. The policeman said he would come in a minute. By the time he came, we were already done with the ambulance crew - they were sitting in the forest tied to a tree and we were waiting for the policeman. He arrived on a bike and I remember that I was sitting in a ditch while pretending that I had a broken leg. The guys told the policeman that I had a broken leg and as he began to write a report, Radek took his gun, tied his hands behind his back and put him in the ambulance. It was obviously a lie, so the boys pushed the case over.
Josef and Ctirad Mašín
March 8, were armed resistance group against the communist regime in Czechoslovakia during the period After the Communists seized power, they witnessed how some of their family's friends—opponents of the regime—were silenced, vanished without a trace or were sentenced to death in public show trials. Therefore, they formed a military resistance group with a few friends. One source says that Novak had actually put up with the fact of Communist rule and was satisfied if the Communists didn't bother him. He engaged in the group mainly because he hoped he could control his hot-tempered nephews and prevent them from doing the most dangerous actions. But that was just his defense strategy when he was on trial in Indeed, he was very supportive and encouraged the brothers' actions.