Slovakia - Battle of the Dukla Pass Memorials - 1

Battle of the Dukla Pass Memorials - Svidnik - Slovakia
Throughout the  Dukla Pass there are a lot of memorials for the great World War II tank battle that took place in this area - the Battle of the Dukla Pass. The battle took place in September and October 1944. The memorials include vehicles at are displayed a long the road as well as huge viewing tower that overlooks that old battlefield and a cemetery. 
 
Svidnik - Presov

A Russian World War II IL-2 Sturmovik displayed along the main road thru the Dukla Pass.

A Russian World War II IL-2 Sturmovik displayed along the main road thru the Dukla Pass.
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A Russian World War II anti-aircraft gun displayed along the main road thru the Dukla Pass.

A Russian World War II anti-aircraft gun displayed along the main road thru the Dukla Pass.
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The entrance to the Dukla Memorial which is located at that main road thru the Dukla Pass - almost at the Slovakia/Poland boarder. The nearby cemetery is the resting place of 563 soldiers of 1st Czechoslovak Army Corps.

The entrance to the Dukla Memorial which is located at that main road thru the Dukla Pass - almost at the Slovakia/Poland boarder. The nearby cemetery is the resting place of 563 soldiers of 1st Czechoslovak Army Corps.
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The 52 meter high Dukla Pass Observation Tower - seen in the background - is built on the altitude 655 in the original place as the commander's observation post of General Ludvik Svoboda celebrating the 30th anniversary of Carpathian-Dukla Operation.

The 52 meter high Dukla Pass Observation Tower - seen in the background - is built on the altitude 655 in the original place as the commander's observation post of General Ludvik Svoboda celebrating the 30th anniversary of Carpathian-Dukla Operation.
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A Russian World War II IL-2 Sturmovik displayed along the main road thru the Dukla Pass.

A Russian World War II IL-2 Sturmovik displayed along the main road thru the Dukla Pass.
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A Russian World War II IL-2 Sturmovik displayed along the main road thru the Dukla Pass.

A Russian World War II IL-2 Sturmovik displayed along the main road thru the Dukla Pass.
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