Dulka Pass

Battle of Dukla Pass

We continued northward to visit a Soviet-German battlefield in which the Russians and a band of Czechoslovak soldiers defeated a battalion of German Panzer tanks in what is now known as the Valley of Death. The route is marked with roadside tributes to the allied fighters who fought during the Slovak uprising that helped secure the region from Nazi influence. At the Polish -Slovak border exists a communist era monument to the battle, symbolically and poetically describing the heroism displayed by the fighters involved. We continued across the border to Poland for a quick visit to the first village a few kilometers inside the nation. It was unclear until our return if the visit would be considered trespassing by entering Poland at a land crossing without a visa. It was a legal crossing.

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