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.
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Military museum on the demarcation line in Rokycany
The Museum on the Demarcation Line in Rokycany is the largest non-governmental military museum in the Czech Republic. Kolja, Tobruk, Obecná škola, Zdivočelá země, Vyprávěj, Lidice, this is just a short list of well-known Czech films and series in which military vehicles and equipment from the Museum on the demarcation line in Rokycany appeared. You may see another 190 pieces of fully mobile military vehicles with production dates from 1918 to the present in the museum's exhibitions.
The Association of Czechoslovak Legionnaires
Non-political and non-profit association, uniting veterans of Czechoslovak foreign and domestic resistance from World War II, war veterans of the Army of the Czech Republic - participating in foreign military missions, their families, survivors and all supporters wanting to be active members of and contributing to the development and fulfillment of its mission. The Association of Czechoslovak Legionnaires is a historical successor to the Association of Czechoslovak Legionnaires, founded in 1921.
The town of Rokycany
Rokycany, until recently a district town, is located about 20 km east of Pilsen on the important railway line Cheb - Pilsen - Prague.
In the footsteps of the Liberation by the US Army
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.
Episode 9 - Hangar no. 3 – Líně airport
The ninth episode offers a bird's eye view of the topic. We commemorate a Czechoslovak fighter pilot who took part in the Normandy landings; go through one of the most famous American Boeing B 75 Stearman biplanes in more detailed way, namely the aircraft's own construction, the propulsion unit, visit the cockpit and see the controls and instruments.
Episode 1 - Pilsen
In the first part, we will visit the Patton Memorial Pilsen Museum, where, for example, we will learn how to properly deploy a boat, what the wing of a shot down bomber was used for, or what the menu of American soldiers consisted of. Then we will visit the monument to the 16th Armored Division, the monument to the 2nd Infantry Division, the monument to Czechoslovak soldiers fighting on the Western Front and the headquarters of the command. And finally, we say goodbye to the Thanksgiving monument, America!