Češi a Němci ve vzduchu. Počátky bezmotorového létání v meziválečném Československu
|Citation||MEZEROVÁ, Jana. Češi a Němci ve vzduchu. Počátky bezmotorového létání v meziválečném Československu. Journal of the National Museum. History Series. Prague: National Museum, 2014, 183(3-4), 7–14. ISSN 1214-0627. Also available from: https://publikace.nm.cz/en/periodicals/jotnmhs/183-3-4/cesi-a-nemci-ve-vzduchu-pocatky-bezmotoroveho-letani-v-mezivalecnem-ceskoslovensku|
This article looks at the reflection of national rivalry in sport. During the interwar period, the foundations for unpowered flight were laid in the newly formed Czechoslovakia. The development of this field of sport, however, would not have been possible without German influence. Germany was admired as the birthplace of the sport, but was also a dangerous rival. This rivalry was automatically transferred to the Germans living in Czechoslovakia. During the period of peace, however it gave the sport a significant boost.