WINGS IN EXILE

WINGS IN EXILE – international travelling exhibition

This exhibition was presented in the United Kingdom from May 2015 and has been visited by 30 000 visitors till end of its first journey in October 2015. Other 30 000 people seen second copy of this exhibition what was exhibit in the Czech Republic.

It beginning with reference to the training of future airmen, which took place in the 1930′s; the Munich treaty; hazardous escapes across the border; battles in Poland and France; escapes through the Middle-East; the defence of Tobruk and internment in Russian concentrations camps, through active service in Czechoslovak squadrons – 310, 311, 312 and 313 and 68 and the airmen’s return home and subsequent persecution by the communist regime.

You can visit this exhibition online under this link: www.wingsinexile.co.uk.

DESCRIPTION

Panel 1
Pre-war Czechoslovakia faces Nazism, Treaty of Munich and its consequences: The Threat of Nazism, the campaign One Thousand pilots for the Republic, Frontier Fortifications, Annexation of the country’s borders.

Panel 2
Leaving for abroad, participation on war operations: Poland.

Panel 3
Leaving for abroad, participation on war operations: France, USSR

Panel 4
Leaving for abroad, participation on war operations: Middle East and battle of Tobruk.

Panel 5
Czechoslovak Squadrons – 68 Night Fighter Squadron (Czechoslovak flight), 310 Fighter Squadron

Panel 6
Czechoslovak Squadrons 312 Fighter Squadron, 313 Fighter Squadron

Panel 7
Czechoslovak Squadrons – 311 Bomber Squadron

Panel 8
WAAF

Panel 9
Tragedy of Lidice village – RAF airmen Josef Horák a Josef Stříbrný

Panel 10
Destiny of Czechoslovak airmen – few portraits portraits of the few (not only)

Panel 11
Destiny of Czechoslovak airmen – few portraits portraits of the few (not only)

Panel 12
Destiny of Czechoslovak airmen – few portraits portraits of the few (not only)

Panel 13
Return to the republic and the persecution after the war, new live abroad, return to the republic, gradual change of the situation and the year 1948, Lawsuits with RAF pilots, dismissals, imprisonment and executions

Panel 14
Destiny of victims of communism – some life stories of former RAF members

Panel 15
Rehabilitation and commemorating our pilots today – films and clubs of military history, books, years 1968 and 1989 and the popularity of our pilots after 1989

Panel 16
Rehabilitation and commemorating our pilots today – films and clubs of military history, books, years 1968 and 1989 and the popularity of our pilots after 1989

Panel 17
Presentation of author of this exhibition Living history group KVH 276th Sqdn. (reenacted) RAF

Panel 18
Partners and sponzors

technical data

Exhibition is on 18 roll ups. They are delivered in 5 boxes. Every box is near 25 kg heavy. Other dimensions are for request. (It is not difficult put whole exhibition to (boot of) your car). It is very easy to errect it. Every panel is 85 cm wide and 200 cm tall. This exhibition is not suitable for outdoor.

Every person, who borrow this exhibition is respobsible for its condition including paper transport boxes. Bosth small and large boxes have to be closed and sealed. Side of bases are very fragile!

During the erection you have to follow the instruction. Time for erecting of the exhibition is between 30 minutes and 1 hour. It is very easy. One person can do it.

For every ocasion the treaty could be undersigned. Every person, who will borrow this exhibition will pay all damages.

 

Do you have some question about this exhibition or do would you like to order it? Send us your request: filip@276.cz.

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