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
4. 5. 2013
A 1930s and 40s fashion show held on the stage at the Proluka site turned back the hands of time, and as in past years, there was plenty to see. Nearly twenty women’s dresses accessorized with the essential hats, stockings, pumps and even a real fox-fur boa were shown by beautifully styled models. More informations
4. 5. 2013
The Liberation Festival kicks off today with the opening ceremony for Army Week and scheduled presentations and events at all the military camps in the city center. Historical military vehicles, weapons, glimpses into soldiers’ day-to-day lives today and decades ago, and a vast side program are all to be featured in this year’s celebration of the US Army’s liberation of Pilsen.
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