Dukla Pass


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Dukla Pass

 

(Polish, Dukielska Przełęcz; Czech, Dukelský Průsmyk), a pass in the Eastern Beskids (the Carpathians), on the border between Poland and Czechoslovakia. The pass has an elevation of 502 m and is located near a settlement of the same name. The highway between Krosno and Prešov crosses the pass. During the Great Patriotic War (1941-45), the Soviet Army, together with units of a Czechoslovak army corps, captured the settlement of Dukla after fierce fighting on Sept. 20, 1944, and Dukla Pass on Oct. 6, 1944, thereby opening the way for the liberation of Czechoslovakia.

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The Reel Army never broke through the heavily defended passes in the Carpathian Mountains to link up with the insurgents as originally planned, but they had tried; the battle for the Dukla Pass (September 8th to October 28th 1944) resulted in over 85,000 Soviet and Czechoslovak casualties.