The Forgotten Factor and Moral Re-Armament Comes to Britain – 1947

On Sunday, June 20th, 1948, something significant happened at Victoria Hall, the birthplace of the Lidice Shall Live campaign. The event typified the change in direction the nation was taking. A mere three years prior, the flags of Czechoslovakia and the Soviet Union were warmly embraced in the auditorium. Now their presence would have been met with disquiet, even alarm in some quarters.

Celebrating the Anglo-Soviet Mutual Assistance Agreement – 1942

Across the free world, shock at the news of Lidice was tempered by the announcement by Moscow Radio on Thursday, June 11th, of the highly significant announcement of the signing of an Anglo-Soviet Mutual Assistance Agreement that would see the two nations support each other in real terms for the next twenty years.

Visual Diary of Visits to Czechoslovakia inc Prague and Lidice – 1957-1964

These photographs, a selection from a visual diary of visits to Czechoslovakia in the 1950s and 1960s, which exist in a traditional leather album, came into our possession about a decade ago. The pictures were a gift from Stoke-on-Trent-based local historian Fred Hughes. Unfortunately, a close inspection of the photos and/or the folder gives no…