27 Gwendole Avenue, London Sw15
Chairman of the Czech National Committee in France And Now in England, Emigree
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Same person as B98 -Edvard Beneš 17 May 1884 – 3 September 1948 leader of the Czechoslovak independence movement, Minister of Foreign Affairs and the second President of Czechoslovakia from 1935 to 1938 and again from 1940 to 1948. He was known as a skilled diplomat, On 22 October 1938 Beneš went into exile in Putney, London. In November 1940 in the wake of the London Blitz, Beneš, his wife, their nieces, and his household staff moved to the Abbey at Aston Abbotts near Aylesbury in Buckinghamshire. The staff of his private office, including his Secretary Edvard Táborský and his chief of staff Jaromír Smutný, moved to the Old Manor House in the neighbouring village of Wingrave, while his military intelligence staff headed by František Moravec was stationed in the nearby village of Addington. In 1940 he organised the Czechoslovak Government-in-Exile in London with Jan Šrámek as Prime Minister and himself as President.
In 1941 Beneš and František Moravec planned Operation Anthropoid, with the intention of assassinating Reinhard Heydrich, the hated head of the RSHA the nazi security and police state services. This was succesful and in 1942, resulted in severe & brutal German atrocities such as the execution of thousands of Czechs and the eradication of the two villages of Lidice and Ležáky.
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