Boleslav Ivánek – hrdina z Palkovic

Pages 23–29
DOI 10.37520/amnph.2019.013
Keywords Boleslav Ivánek, RAF navigator, teacher, Haifa, Tobruk, persecution
Type of Article Peer-reviewed
Citation POLÁKOVÁ, Kamila. Boleslav Ivánek – hrdina z Palkovic. Acta Musei Nationalis Pragae – Historia. Prague: National Museum, 2019, 73(3-4), 23–29. DOI: ISSN 2570-6845 (print), 2570-6853 (online). Also available from:
Acta Musei Nationalis Pragae – Historia | 2019/73/3-4

This article presents the fascinating story of a lesser known personality active in the RAF during World War II, namely Boleslav Ivánek – a native of Palkovice near Frýdek-Místek. His life has hitherto remained unknown to many, and his journey into exile was an unusual one. The article largely draws on various notes and photograph albums taken by Boleslav Ivánek himself, as well as on a broad range of specialist sources. The Second World War National Memorial in Hrabyně also dealt with Ivánek’s story through an exhibition and presentation, and also published his memoirs.

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