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The 61st Infantry Regiment in the Sudetenland (Infanterie Regiment 61 im Sudetenland). That unforgettable moment.
Liberation from the suffocating shadow of Czech lust for power.
It was Saturday again. A cold and icy Czech wind was blowing around the dark festive forest near the wild Boubín. Sometimes it also rains, but then the sun comes out. The road near Kubova Huta rises up to a thousand meters above sea level, from where it descends slowly towards Vimperk.
High above the city stands an ancient castle. The foundation stone was laid by the powerful counts of Bogen in 1195. Today it is the property of Prince Schwarzenberg. Its history is rich, as is the history of this city. Its inhabitants were also once wealthy, as evidenced by the magnificent bourgeois buildings to this day.
But as soon as the city entered the suffocating shadow of Czech desire for power, it began to decline from within, despite the gleaming Czech beauty from without. Today, new residential houses, administrative buildings and, above all, schools are found here as the backbone of the effort to checkarize. However, poverty and hardship spread and the flourishing industry collapsed. But the population resisted this ordeal, in which they had a hard time, and on October 8 of this year (1938) they had their happiest day. His land returned to his homeland with the arrival of the regiment.
The ringing of bells welcomed us and accompanied us on our way through the festively decorated city. It was filled with banners, garlands and flags, and the marching entry into the city took place with endless cheers. All Vimperk were on their feet to welcome. After a vigorous march, which was watched over by the division commander, we stayed in the city.
The city seemed transformed as if with a magic wand. The terrible times of foreign domination have been forgotten. The Czech troops, who had withdrawn from the city the day before, had left nothing here as a reminder of the terrible fate that threatened to eradicate everything German. With the German troops, Vimperk returned blood to blood, spirit to spirit, faith, hope and courage.
In a massive gathering in a beautifully decorated square, the population expressed its gratitude to the Führer on the night of October 9. After an endless torchlight procession through the festively lit city, an uplifting celebration ceremony was held. All Vimperk was there, no one who could still stand was home. Two companies of honor with flags and music demonstrated the belonging of the people and the army, which was also confirmed in the speeches of the mayor, representatives of the Sudeten German Party and the regimental commander.
The regiment stayed for 14 days in this hospitable city located right on the border (the new one after the occupation), to which several companies provided advanced patrols, field guards, construction of barriers and implementation of border controls.
Source: https://www.idnes.cz/technet/vojenstvi/ ... enstvi_mla
Cheers. Raul M
Serás lo que debas ser o no serás nada. General José de San Martín.