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August 14, 2017

“Nedejme se” or “Never Surrender” was the motto of warriors under the command of Jan Žižka (c. 1360-1424) the legendary Czech general and Hussite leader, considered to have been one of the greatest military commanders of this time. According to the chronicler Piccolomini, Žižka’s dying wish was to have his skin used to make drums so that he might continue to lead his troops even after death.