Remains of fallen soldiers moved ahead of Olšany crypt renovation

The remains of thousands of soldiers are being moved from the cemetery in Prague to a former munitions store near Říčany. The first of around 3,000 coffins of soldiers killed in action after 1930 were transferred on Saturday due to the planned renovation of a crypt at the Olšany cemetery that has fallen into serious disrepair. The renovation will take about two years and will be carried out within the framework of events to mark the 100th anniversary of the formation of the Czechoslovak Legions during WWI.