Interview with Gen. Mjr. Prof. Ing. Vojtěch Mencl, Dr. Sc.
conducted by Karel Sieber, 5 June 200318 Feb 2004
This is a transcript of an interview with Prof. Vojtěch Mencl (b. 1923), rector of the Czechoslovak Military Political Academy after 1968. It analyzes the role of the Military Academy and its aim of influencing Czechoslovak military strategy before the Prague Spring. During the Prague Spring, Mencl was one of the most reform-minded officers in the army and a co-author of the so-called Memorandum of Staff Members of the Military Political Academy, a document calling for the definition of a Czechoslovak military doctrine.
Collection: Czechoslovak Generals
Language of Original Document: Czech
Number of Pages: 8
Persons: Mencl, Dzúr, Vitanovský, Prchlík, Řehák, Novotný, Madry, Lomský, Grechko, Khrushchev, Šejna, Bizík, Jamshchikov, Dubček, Černik