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From Normandy up to Pilsen

70 years ago, June 6, 1944 in the morning, the Allied attack against Wehrmacht Units was opened by the Normandy Landings. The D-Day, when the invasion of Normandy started, became one of the most important events of World War II. The moment of surprise, soldiers´ determination and courage achieved success, the liberation of European Continent started there and continued up to May 1945. Some of the Units, which had combated on the Normandy beaches, finished their victory voyage in Pilsen. More informations

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25. 11. 2014

Band performance of American legend Lynyrd Skynyrd starts the Liberation Festival 2015

The first performance in the Czech Republic of Lynyrd Skynyrd will take place the 1st of May, 2015 in Pilsen and will start the Liberation Festival 2015. The concert is a part of the project Pilsen - European Capital of Culture. Information about tickets is coming soon. About Lynyrd Skynyrd: www.lynyrdskynyrd.com More informations
15. 8. 2014

Ongoing campaign of significant cultural year 2015 and Liberation Festival of 70th anniversary of the end of World War II

Ongoing campaign of significant cultural year 2015 and Liberation Festival of 70th anniversary of the end of World War II Liberation Festival in Pilsen will be spectacular event as one of the most important points of Pilsen - The European Capital of Culture project in 2015. Actually we are intensively working on organising the Festival schedule, we are talking with different partners and participants, we are resolving the placing of events among different localities... More informations
23. 7. 2014

Serial "Week after week" - Third Army Battle Route from August 1, 1944 to May 8, 1945

Serial "Week after week" - Third Army Battle Route from August 1, 1944 to May 8, 1945In May 2015 Pilsen will celebrate the great 70th anniversary of the end of World War II and the liberation by US Army! At that occasion, the Marketing Department of the Municipality of the City of Pilsen presents unique serial „Week after week“ which documents the Third Army Battle Route from August 1, 1944 to May 8, 1945 under the command of General George Smith Patton, led his troops from Normandy across Europe towards Czechoslowakia. Serial „Week after week“ was created by Mr. Milan Jíša, curator of Patton Memorial Pilsen and will be published every Friday from August 1, 2014 to May 8, 2015. It is enclosed with photos and maps. More informations

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Official information server of the City of PilsenPatton Memorial Pilsen Armed Forces of the Czech republicPolice of the City of PilsenPolice of the Czech RepublicRadio Český rozhlas