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.


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16th Armored Division living history club

They regularly take part in many historical reconstructions, being one of the main partners of the Liberation Festival Pilsen. On annual basis, they set up Liberty Run commemorating the advance of the U.S. Army from the Czech-German border to Pilsen at the end of the WWII. They work closely with the Military History Institute Prague of the Czech Armed Forces demonstrating their historic technology in motion at the Tank Days in Lešany.

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The project was carried out with the financial support from Pilsen region