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


16. 5. 2016

Thank you, America! Goodbye, Pilsen. End of Liberation Festival 2016

The four-day Liberation Festival in Pilsen ends, according to estimates of the organizers and security forces it attracted between 40 and 50 thousand people from Thursday to Sunday. The greatest success among the events was definitely the Saturday Ride of Freedom when the column with 13 belgian and american veterans came to say hello to a total of nearly ten thousand citizens of Plzeň and visitors to the city. The organizers witnessed a great response also by the competition for families “From Normandy to Pilsen“ and the cultural program highlight the Saturday's concert of Marta Kubišová, which was applauded in the central square by roughly 3.5 thousand visitors. "Crowds reaching… More informations
2. 5. 2016

Military camps will offer military historical technique

The preparation of the Liberation Festival program involved a number of military clubs, which will present the historical equipment, vehicles, weapons and life in the camps to the public. At several localities in Plzeň military camps will be built in which those interested can take a sneak peak. The Program will take place in the space behind the river behind OC Plzeň Plaza, in the Pobřežní street at Peklo cultural house, in Křižíkovy sady and in the Bolevecká náves in the days from the 6th to 8th of May. As in previous years many military historical camps will arise in the military camp area behind the commercial centre of Plzeň Plaza where visitors will see the equipment and armament… More informations
2. 5. 2016

Instead of the canceled battle there will be demonstrations of historical equipment

Cancellation of Sunday's battle will not deprive the public of a chance to experience the spectacle of the military historical technique. This will take place throughout the three days of the festivities in the camps in Proluka and behind OC Plzeň Plaza. On Sunday, May 8, the technique should have participated in fight demonstrations, and therefore the technique from the camp in Proluka will be to be seen in the parking lot under DEPO 2015, which provides enough space for its dynamic presentation. People will see the American historical military vehicles such as Jeep, Ford, Dodge, CMC, M3 Halftrack and M8 Greyhound and dozens of members of the military clubs will present themselves there.… More informations