Jan Capek / Praha - Michle, CZ
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Quick Description: EN: A plaque in memory of Jan Capek - organiser of Czechoslovak Legion in Italy
Location: Hlavní město Praha, Czechia
Date Posted: 2/1/2012 12:20:28 AM
Waymark Code: WMDMKP
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Long Description:
CS: Jan Capek (17.6.1876 - 17.6.1918) narozeny v Michli u Prahy byl clenem Sokola a pracoval jako delnik ve Slezsku. Behem 1. svetove valky byl zajat a v zajateckem tabore vytvoril Ceskoslovensky dobrovolnicky sbor. Spolecne usili s T.G.Masarykem vedlo k vytvoreni ceskoslovenske legie v Italii. Legie byla nasazena v bojich u Piavy, kde Jan Capek padl v den svych narozenin, kratce pred koncem valky.
Cest jeho pamatce.

Napis na pametni desce: "Jan Capek - Vzorny sokol. Organisator italskych legii se narodil v tomto dome 17.6.1876. Padl u Fossalty dne 17.6.1918."

Pametni deska se nachazi na rodnem dome Jana Capka v ulici, ktera dnes nese jeho jmeno. Deska nedavno prosla rekonstrukci a napis na ni byl obnoven.

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EN: Jan Capek (17.6.1876 - 17.6.1918) was born in Michle. He was a workman in Silesia and a member of Sokol (Czech physical education society). During World War I he was captured in Italy. As a prisoner of war he founded Czechoslovak Volunteers Force. His effort together with T.G.Masaryk (later 1st Czechoslovak president) lead to formation of Czechoslovak Legion in Italy. The unit was deployed in battle of Piava. Jan Capek was killed there on his birthday, shortly before the end of war.

Inscription on the plaque: "Jan Capek - Exemplary Sokol. Organiser of Czechoslovak Legion in Italy was born in this house on 17th June 1876. He was killed near Fossalta on 17th June 1918."

The commemorative plaque is placed on a house where Capek was born. And the street bears his name - Capkova.
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Location: on a house in Capkova street in Michle (quarter of Prague)

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