Details of October 28 military parade announced

A Czech Army military parade in Prague in October marking the 90th anniversary of the foundation of Czechoslovakia will also feature Slovak and French troops, the Czech Ministry of Defence has announced. Czech fire and police officers will also participate in the one-hour parade, which is set to take place at Prague Castle on October 28. Soviet style large-scale military inspections began in Czechoslovakia in the 1950s, though the Czech Army pointed out that parades were also held in the inter-war period known as the First Republic. This year’s event will be a one-off.

Author: Ian Willoughby