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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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23. 4. 2015

Participation of Polish veterans at Liberation Festival

This year's Liberation Festival for the first time includes the group of veterans whose story has not yet come into wider awareness. It is the Holy Cross Brigade soldiers of the Polish National Armed Forces - partisan section, which had made a long journey from central Poland to the west and ended just around Pilsen by the liberation of the concentration camp in Holysov then joining the American troops under Gen. Patton. More informations
23. 4. 2015

Unique numismatic heritage by the occasion of the celebration of the 70th anniversary of the Pilsen liberation by the US Army

Trustworthy Investment Company CZ Inc. along with the city of Pilsen issued a coin keepsake on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the Pilsen liberation by the US Army. More informations
21. 4. 2015

Plzeň speaking - a commemorative event of Pilsen Radio

No Czechoslovak radio station has ever started its operation in such a dramatic way, as it was in Pilsen. Future Radio director Karel Šindler drove with locked automat in a car belonging to Pilsner Oberlandrat, to take the German radio from a place called Obcizna. He managed to disarm the Germans in Obcizna and took over the radio. On May 5, 1945 at 12:05 p.m. air echoed Šindler´s first message: "Pilsen calling, Pilsen speaking free. We call upon you, the citizens of Pilsen and the whole western Bohemia. We inform you that we got rid of the German domination and we are free." With these words the history of Czech Radio in Pilsen began. Exactly 70 years later, May 5, 2015, at… More informations

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