Episode 5 – From the daily life of the 2nd Infantry Division
The famous 2nd Infantry Division "Indianhead", formed in 1917, significantly contributed to the liberation of Pilsen and southwestern Bohemia. In an attractive location in the Bolevecká village square of the U Matoušů farm, the guide gives us a tour through the daily life of this unit, we look at the staff, inspect the equipment and armaments of American soldiers, get acquainted with the work of American nurses in Czechoslovakia.
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Tommy and Yankee Pilsen living history club
Tommy & Yankee living history concerns with military history during the Second World War with the main focus on Western Allied troops. It tries to show the life and conditions of Allied soldiers as close as possible to the public during one of the fiercest wars that humanity has ever encountered. The members of the club try in all respects to faithfully portray allied troops in a given period of war using the so-called "living history".
612th Tank Destroyer Battalion Pilsen living history club
As part of its activities 612th Tank Destroyer Battalion Pilsen living history club is interested in the military history of the US Army during World War II, more precisely in the 612nd Battalion of Tank Destroyers participating in and organizing events having "World War II" themes.
Army Nurse Corps
The Army Nurse Corps in WWII is a reenacting group consisting of young women, who share an interest in the history and culture of the United States of the 1940s and World War II. The main topic of interest are American Army nurses.
U Matoušů farm in Pilsen – Bolevec
Miraculously, a piece of village development has been preserved in the middle of a Pilsen block of flats housing estate. U Matoušů farmhouse dominates the Bolevecká village square and offers an insight into how the peasants lived in the vicinity of Pilsen, how they experienced their usual daily activities and, last but not least, it forms a quiet oasis in a stormy city.
In the footsteps of the Liberation by the US Army
Episode 6 - Checkpoint Raiders
In the sixth episode, we get acquainted with the activities of the current US Army. One of the partners of the Liberation Festival Pilsen shows us the detention of an intruder and his interrogation. The unit is divided into three squads, which are further divided into teams: offensive, defensive and reconnaissance. These teams have different combat skills and different experiences.
Episode 7 - Rokycany – In the footsteps of the Demarcation line
In the town of Rokycany, we visit the unique military Museum on the demarcation line, the diorama gives us a close glance at the advance of the American and Soviet armies, the highlight would be the encounter with the medium tank T-34. The mayor of the town presents the organization of the Rokycany Veterans Day, the history of the memorial plaque of the 2nd Infantry Division, the six honorary citizens of the Rokycany from the ranks of American veterans. At the same time, we l remember the fate of the local Stehlík family, executed by the Nazis for helping the paratroopers.
Episode 8 – from the daily life of the 16th Armored Division
The 16th Armored Division participated in the liberation of southwestern Bohemia and directly liberated the city of Pilsen. Around eight o'clock in the morning on May 6, 1945, armored cars and tanks drove into the city. The main role played the iconic medium tank Sherman M4A4. The episode presents the main and secondary weapons, the engine, the number of crew and their tasks.