War veteran Josef Křístek dies at 96

22-02-2016

Josef Křístek, one of the last remaining WWII veterans, has died at the age of 96. Křístek joined the Czechoslovak unit in Poland at the age of twenty, he later fought in the Siege of Tobruk and in 1943 was assigned to Great Britain where he fought in the Battle of Britain flying with the 312 Czechoslovak Squadron. His experiences are depicted in a book called Josef Křístek: Six years away from home. The funeral, with military honours, is to take place on Tuesday.