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.
In the footsteps of the Liberation by the US Army
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!
Episode 2 – Operation Cowboy
In the second episode, we visit Bělá nad Radbuzou and also the place connected with the rescue of rare horses, the stud farm in Hostouň. Our story takes a deeper look at 650 horses brought to this locality before the war, and especially during the WWII as spoils of war from the occupied territories. Among them were 250 Lipizzaner horses from the Spanish Riding School in Vienna, as well as other valuable breeds.