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Where the last footprints of Štefánik lead (video included)

Ivanka pri Dunaji doesn’t seem like a tourist site at first glance. But there is one place that might interest enthusiasts of post-World-War-I Czechoslovak history – a memorial to Milan Rastislav Štefánik, one of the founders of the first common state of Czechs and Slovaks, at the place where his plane crashed near Bratislava airport in May 1919.

Ivanka pri Dunaji doesn’t seem like a tourist site at first glance. But there is one place that might interest enthusiasts of post-World-War-I Czechoslovak history – a memorial to Milan Rastislav Štefánik, one of the founders of the first common state of Czechs and Slovaks, at the place where his plane crashed near Bratislava airport in May 1919.

Video made by journalism students who discovered Slovakia for the 16th edition of Spectacular Slovakia, the annual travel guide published by the English-language weekly The Slovak Spectator.

Along with the young journalists who wrote the bulk of the guide, photographer Yuri Dojc and editor Howard Swains participated in this year's issue. This project was also made possible thanks to the cooperation of the Journalism Department of Comenius University, tv.sme and the Slovak Tourist Board (SACR).

The 16th edition of Spectacular Slovakia will be on sale from September 19, 2011, via the spectator.sk online shop. More information can be obtained by emailing circulation@spectator.sk.

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