30. 4. 2014
This year's celebration program builds on the good experience of previous years, a large-scale investment projects and improvements of Křižíkovy Sady park in the city center but forced the organizers to make some changes. Some of the traditional places of contemporary camps presentation in the city center will be moved to the area by Lochotín amphitheater next to the entrance to the zoo. The new space will offer visitors a new experience - the area will make the presentation of large amounts of heavy and period armor possible - from the legendary jeeps through trucks, armored reconnaissance wheeled vehicles, tracking armored vehicles, motorcycles to a unique piece of art - salvage… More informations
29. 4. 2014
From America to Pilsen heading George Thompson, Stephen Mason , Robert Gilbert , James Duncan and Herman Geist , Belgium Michel Gilain , José Schindfessel , Louis Gihoul , Paul Jacobs, Arthur Otto and Hubert Rauw . Their presence and memories each year revive the Liberation Festival program and are among its greatest attractions . The celebration will be visited also by the grandson of General Patton, George Patton Waters, son of Colonel Charles Noble and brother of the fallen airmen Virgil Kirkham Marion .The peak of the stay of veterans is always the very emotional meeting with the public. Joint remembering is often not without tears on both sides. This year we will be given an opportunity… More informations
29. 4. 2014
Festival of Liberty 2014 will start on Friday, May 2, by the military history clubs . Program for the Plaza commercial center offers not only historical examples of military technology and demonstration of the life in military camps before now, but will also allow visitors to ride jeeps or on horseback and for the children to try air-soft shooting range. Behind Plaza there is a rich cultural program with competitions and other activities prepared for children including the presentation of the Plzeň city police.Checkpoint Peklo Raiders, checkpoint of current U.S. Army, with guided tours every hour can be found in front of the Patton Memorial Pilsen in the community center. In the space below… More informations
11. 9. 2013
Liberation Festival 2014 will be held in Pilsen, 2-6 May. The city is already preparing the programme, which so far contains especially the traditional annual events.
27. 5. 2013
Once again Pilsen reveled in celebrations of the US Army’s liberation of the city, which this year were held from May 3 through 6. On these days, Pilsen symbolically – and in many sites literally – went back in time to the end of World War II. Authentic military camps in the city center, a Sunday parade of historical military vehicles on Klatovská Boulevard, emotional meetings with war veterans and a vibrant cultural program were again the main attractions. One of this year’s new additions was Army Week, prepared in cooperation with Czech soldiers and the Czech Ministry of Defense.
4. 5. 2013
The celebrations commemorating the US Army’s liberation of Pilsen is entering its second day. A meeting with U.S. veterans, who will chiefly recall the end of the war, will start at the Peklo cultural center at 10:30 a.m. Soldiers directly involved in the fighting in May 1945 who are regular guests in Pilsen – Earl Ingram, George Thompson, Steven Mason, James Duncan and Robert Gilbert – will all be taking part. For the first time the city is pleased to also welcome veterans from the 26th Infantry Division (Yankee Division), John Coath, Stephen E. Kantor, John Sebesta and Harry Lee. More informations
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