Sokol Was Vital For Czech Independence

Photo: Vít Pohanka, Radio Prague International

Milan Kocourek is a former colleague of mine, boasts an illustrious career as a BBC World Service producer and reporter. Later he worked also for the Czech National Public Radio.

Milan and I discuss what it was like when he as a young student on a study stay in Scotland in 1969 made the life-changing decision not to return to the communist Czechoslovakia and stay in Britain:

“It was a hard decision to make on that particular day. But when I reconciled myself mentally with the fact that I shall see my parents, my folk, again, it was easy.”

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Author: Vít Pohanka