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


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
12. 5. 2014

Liberation festival 2014 in U.S. newspaper

Liberation festival 2014 in U.S. newspaperPILSEN, CZECH REPUBLIC -- Decades have passed since the 16th Armored Division of General Patton's 3rd Army rolled into Bohemia and liberated the citizens of Pilsen in modern day Czech Republic, from their Nazi occupiers. The memory of that momentous event is kept alive through an annual Liberation Festival in which surviving U.S. Army Soldiers are recognized as heroes by the city's grateful citizens who value freedom and remember the past.This year marked the 69th annual Pilsen Liberation Festival and one in which a 88 year old U.S. veteran became the face of the event for the citizens of Pilsen, his fellow Americans and Belgian comrades who took part in the liberation in 1945.For James Duncan… More informations
1. 5. 2014

Outdoor exhibition for this year's Liberty Festival

Outdoor exhibition for this year's Liberty FestivalFrom 2 to May 31, 2014 a Region exhibition entitled "Celebration of Liberty" will be installed on the outside panels in the Smetana Park in front of the Pilsen Research Library. The beginning of the exhibition is dedicated to the celebration of the liberation in the years 1945 - 1948. Shortly after the war, the place for the monument to the American army was chosen, but before it could be made revealed at the point "U Práce " came February 1948 and the construction of the memorial and celebration of the liberation by the U.S. Army for long ended. The second part of the exhibition is dedicated to the Liberty Festival , held annually since 1990 to the present day. During this time the memorial… More informations


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