* Date : 2020-08-10
On March 1st, 1919, the March 1st movement for independence from Japanese occupation spread across the Korean peninsula, and there was one media outlet from the Czech Republic that reported this historical event. It was Dennik, a Czech newspaper based in Russia. As the Czechoslovak Legion had fought its way across Russia on to independence during WWI, S. Korea’s fight for independence held a special meaning for them. It’s also worth noting that the weapons used in two of S. Korea’s most well-known resistance for independence called Battle of Fengwudong and Battle of Qingshanli in the 1920s, were actually given by the Czechoslovak Legion. On this episode, we’ll meet with the Czech Ambassador to S. Korea, Gustav SLAMEČKA, to find out all about the traces of bilateral exchange between S. Korea and the Czech Republic that we didn’t know about before.