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.
8. 9. 2015
We have received a link to a photo album of Mr. Strogoff from the celebration of 70th anniversary of the liberation of Pilsen by US Army. If you also have interesting photos from the celebrations and want to share with the others, please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll publish on this site. More informations
17. 6. 2015
Due to the great interest in this year's Liberation Festival, which took place in Pilsen on the 70th anniversary of the liberation by the US Army, we are preparing a commemorative DVD with footage of major events, including the celebration booklet with photographs. DVD with English subtitles will be for sale in the autumn of 2015 and its availability we will be duly informed.
16. 6. 2015
The latest exhibit of the Patton Memorial Pilsen is a canvas with the theme of the Pilsen heraldic sign, state flags together with thirteen signatures of American Veterans, who took part in this year's jubilee Liberation Festival. The Museum placed it on a wall decorated with already dozens of signatures of all veterans who have visited the place since 2005. Canvas was donated by the first Deputy Mayor Martin Baxa, who got it from Doug Lavioletta, the President of the American Foundation, which annually grants the General Patton scholarship to the successful students of Pilsen. More informations