National Uprising Anniversary ‑ Slovakia
|Event Name||National Uprising Anniversary - Slovakia|
|Start Date||29th Aug 2017 12:00am|
The Slovak National Uprising, or 1944 Uprising, was an armed insurrection organised by the Slovak resistance movement during World War II. It was launched on 29 August 1944 from Banská Bystrica in an attempt to resist German troops that began occupation of the Slovak territory and to overthrow the collaborationist government of Jozef Tiso. Although the rebel forces were defeated by Nazi Germany, guerrilla warfare continued until the Soviet Army, Czechoslovak Army and Romanian Army liberated Slovakia in 1945.