WWII veteran Stanislav Hnělička dies at 94

05-11-2016

Second World War veteran Stanislav Hnělicka who fought the Axis armies at Tobruk has died at the age of 94, the Foreign Ministry informed on its website on Friday. Mr Hnělička, who fought in exile and was wounded at Dunkirk, received a number of awards during his lifetime, including the country's highest honour, the Order of the White Lion as well as the French Legion of Honor, the highest French order for military and civil merits.