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The Thank You America Memorial in Pilsen, Czech Republic, was erected in honour of the U.S. forces that liberated Pilsen in May 1945. The monument was renovated in May 2018 and it consists of two columns with inscriptions in both Czech and English.
United States General George Patton made his reputation in North Africa and Sicily. The Germans feared his skill and bravura. Therefore he was put in charge of the fictional 1st U.S. Army Group, a successful ruse to convince the Germans that the invasion of Europe would take place in Calais, and not in Normandy.
Pilsen is the capital city of Czech Republic‘s western region of Bohemia. In May 1945, the US Third Army led by General Patton entered Pilsen to liberate the Czech people from six years of occupation from Nazi Germany. Still today,
Head to the very heart of Europe to explore the Czech Republic, a land of rich history where cultures of the West and East meet. During WWII, the Czech territories suffered from an extremely long period of occupation: they were
In 1940, the population of Terezín was ejected and the garrison town turned into a Jewish ghetto and transit camp. From 1941 until the liberation on 3 May 1945, about 133.000 Jewish people were imprisoned in the camp. Some parts of the former camp now function as a museum, memorialising those who lived and died there.