Czechoslovak 11th Infantry Battalion

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11th Infantry Battalion - East
Active World War II
Country Czechoslovakia
Type Infantry
Engagements Syria-Lebanon campaign, Siege of Tobruk
Colonel of
the Regiment
Karel Klapálek
Lt. Col. Karel Klapálek, DSO

The 11th Infantry Battalion — East (Czech: 11. československý pěší prapor — Východní) was a Czechoslovak infantry battalion during World War II. It served with British Commonwealth forces in the Mediterranean and Middle East Theatre. The 2008 Czech film, Tobruk, which depicts experiences of a Czechoslovak battalion in 1941, was nominated for the 2009 best film Czech Lion award.

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