National Geographic : 1945 Dec
A Tale of Three Cities 663 Melville Bell Grosvenor Guarded by Bohemia's Patron Saints, Prague's Medieval Bridge Tower Survives the War Charles Bridge, spanning the Vltava, is approached through the arch. Saints' statues line the span. A bronze marks the spot where Wenceslaus IV is said to have had a priest thrown to his death in the river for refusing to reveal secrets of the queen's confession. That priest became Bohemia's St. John.