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The Czech Mission is a tenpart documentary series covering service of Czech soldiers in multinational operations and in observation missions of the United Nations and the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe.
The first part is dedicated to history and purpose of deploying Czech soldiers to foreign military operations and missions. Other parts show work of the Czech service members on deserts of Iraq, on snow-covered Kosovo mountains, around diamond mines in Sierra Leone´s jungle, or in forgotten corners of wild Congo, and depict missions in Afghanistan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Liberia and (former Soviet) Georgia.
The production of this series lasted seven months, during which the staff visited nineteen countries of three continents.
The project of this documentary series has been the joint effort of the Czech Ministry of Defennce, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and the Czech Television. The series has been produced by A-NEWS, s.r.o.
Published by Ministry of Defence of CR – AVIS 2007
Photos: Michal Novotný - Lidové noviny

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The film introduces the Military Artistic Ensemble ONDRAS, which is at present the only professional body of its kind. The MAE ONDRAS´s dramaturgy focuses first of all on ethnical regions of Moravia and Bohemia. The founder of the MAE ONDRAS is the Ministry of Defence of the Czech Republic.
40 min.

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The birth of the documentary was inspired by the 90th anniversary of the Castle Guard. It therefore includes a lot of historical takes depicting activities of the Castle Guard of several last decades. They record shifts of the Castle Guard during various historical periods – both world wars, times after them up to the present days. They relate both to techniques of Castle protection and a look of uniforms of Castle Guard personnel. The documentary is dated 2008. 11 minutes.

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The film documentary with a subtitle the Special Forces presents the 601st Special Forces Group of General Moravec. The uniqueness of this documentary lies in the fact that this special military element has never before been presented in a broader way. The film enables spectators to see a tough and demanding training of soldiers of this special unit, also part of their equipment is shown, and commanders and soldiers speak about tasks of special forces and about seriousness of the service. Authentic footage from deployment to Afghanistan, taken by soldiers of the unit, are used in the documentary.
“Dedicated to All Extraordinary Men and Women of the 601st Special Forces Group.“
The documentary was made in 2007 and a year later it won the 1st prize at the International Festival of Military Films Esertiti e Popoli held in Rome. 25 minutes.

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Seven parts of the documentary deals with the Garrison Command of Prague and its symbology – the badge of the unit - the Honour Guard, military band, brings info on General Tomas Sedlacek and the military church.
Ministry of Defence of CR – PIC MO © 2008

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The documentary is dedicated to historically first Czech provincial reconstruction team, which began its activities in Afghan Logar province in 2008. It was also a new experience when personnel of the Czech military have been cooperating in ISAF operation with Czech experts, who were deployed by the Czech Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The documentary depicts a joint effort of soldiers and civilians during reconstruction activities and presents the first set of realised projects. 26 min.

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The documentary brings a life memory of military history of this country in a way it is presented by military museums. The goal of the document is to show the three largest Czech military museums – Army Museum at Prague-Zizkov, Air Museum at Prague-Kbely and the Military Technical Museum at Lesany to the general public, and first of all, to present the best and the most interesting collection items.
The documentary was made in 2007. A-News, s.r.o. and the Czech Television © 2008. 47 minutes.

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