Outbreak of the war
End of the war

The founding fathers of Czechoslovakia in front of the Jan Hus Monument in Prague, postcard, 1918/19

The card based on a motif by J. Koudelka and published by J. Plichta in Prague bears the text "Potomci husitů" (the descendants of the Hussites). To the left are the Czech politicians who remained in the country during the war (including Karel Kramař). On the right they are met by the representatives of the Czech government in exile: Edvard Beneš, Tomáš G. Masaryk and Milan Rastislav Štefánik together with soldiers of the Czech Legions.

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    The Founding of Czechoslovakia

    While the events in Prague were catapulting the country into a historic new phase, the home team of leaders was in Geneva to discuss further steps towards independence with the general secretary of the exiled Czechoslovakian National Council, Edvard Beneš. It was only by reading the newspapers that these gentlemen first learned that an independent Czechoslovakia had been proclaimed in Prague.