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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Later, he would be free to take one month off at any time.Originally, he wanted to hike from the Dukla Pass to Deviacuten alone but first, he tried several smaller hikes with the technological equipment and Wow!
It is open to the public from Tuesdays to Sundays, between 9:00 and 17:00.The battles that were waged in the northeast of Slovakia in both world wars are documented in the Military Museum in Svidniacutek, where the exhibition demonstrates the Carpathian-Dukla operation in 1944 through photos, personal items, various guns and findings from the battlefields around Dukla Pass. The nearby park includes the external exhibition of heavy military equipment and the Monument of the Soviet Army (dating to 1954) where more than the 9,000 soldiers killed in autumn of 1944 are buried, SITA wrote.