Fonds 2118 - Kalpaks Oskars (1882-1919), Latvijas armijas pulkvedis : fotogrāfijas / the Latvian Army Colonel: photographs

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LV 2118

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Kalpaks Oskars (1882-1919), Latvijas armijas pulkvedis : fotogrāfijas / the Latvian Army Colonel: photographs

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  • 1916 - 1990 (Creation)

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Kalpaks Oskars

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The collection was kept by Emma Kalpaks

Oskars Kalpaks (January 6, 1882–March 6, 1919) was the commander of 1st Latvian Independent Battalion ( "Kalpaks Battalion"). After the proclamation of Latvia's independence on 18 November 1918, Kalpaks enlisted with the Ministry of Defence. He organised the defence of Vidzeme against Bolshevik attacks. On 31 December Kalpaks became Commander-in-Chief of all the armed units at the disposal of the Provisional Government of Latvia. Under his leadership, Latvia's first armed formations became battle capable. On 28 February 1919, Kalpaks was awarded the rank of Colonel. From January to March 1919 the 1st Latvian Battalion fought with the German VI Reserve Corps to repel the Bolshevik raids into Kurzeme and this was the start of Latvia's struggle for liberation. On 6 March 1919 near Airītes, Kalpaks was killed in a skirmish with German Freikorps troops.

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Fotodokumenti: O. Kalpaka mirstīgo atlieku pārvešana no Liepājas uz Rīgu, Meirāniem; latviešu karavīru grupu foto, O. Kalpaka pieminekļa atklāšana Visagala kapos, O. Kalpaka piemiņai veltītie pasākumi Meirānos un "Airītēs". Sakrātie dokumenti: Meirānu pagasta padomes sēžu protokolu izraksti par pulkv. O. Kalpaka pieminekļa celšanas komisijas izveidošanu, žurnāls "Dzimtenes Vēstnesis".

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  • Latvian

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  • Latin

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  • Latvian

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  • Latin

Archivist's note

Andrei Zamoiski, FUB

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