Jeremy Monk

Jeremy Monk has 3 articles published.

American GI Pilsen
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Does Czech Government Owe Money to U.S. Citizens?

The Czech Republic’s 100 Year ‘Integrity Test’ As we head towards the 100th Anniversary of the foundation of Czechoslovakia, on October 28th, we will no doubt witness politicians in both the Czech and Slovak Republics seek to evoke the memories of the country’s first President; Tomas Garrigue Masaryk, his son; Jan Masaryk, and second President;… Keep Reading

Bill Browder
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An Interview with Bill Browder: A Story of High Finance, Murder, and One Man’s Fight for Justice

Legendary investor and now human rights campaigner, Bill Browder, discusses his future plans and shares his views on how the Czech Republic can promote greater human rights in Russia. For those less familiar with the Browder story, William ‘Bill’ Browder, founder and CEO of Hermitage Capital Management, was until 2005 the largest foreign investor in… Keep Reading

A rare photograph of X-Troop taken in early 1943
Posted on in Culture

Forgotten Heroes? The Czechs of X-Troop, N°10 Commando

Rice, Smith, Taylor, Bates, Latimer, Platt…seem unlikely names for Czech heroes. However, these were the pseudonyms used to hide the identities of Czechs who, 75 years ago, volunteered for ‘hazardous duties’ in one of the most clandestine units in the British Commandos: ‘X’ Troop, N°10 (Inter-Allied) Commando. Formed in July 1942, the Czechs became the… Keep Reading

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