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This DVD was created within the project of the city of Pilsen called „From D-day to V-day“.

It all began on the beaches of Normandy in 1944 and had its happy ending in Pilsen in May 1945. At that very moment it seemed that we are once again a part of free Europe. It took the Allied army nearly a year to journey across the continent during World War II. Besides fierce fights and subsequent freedom and happiness the journey was also full of human stories – stories with happy endings, but unfortunately also tragic ones.
The aim of this project is to bridge the gap in our memory. Thanks to history we can now offer the young generation a peek into the past, to learn from and use it for our future. We should never forget to respect and give the highest esteem to all of those who won the fight against Nazism for us. The journey “From D-day to V-day” from 1944 to 1945 was a journey to freedom. The freedom, in which we live today, allows for projects like “From D-day to V-day” to be carried out. Thanks to the memory of how dearly our freedom was won, we can appreciate it more deeply. 

More information about the project can be found on the web pages www.dday-vday.eu.

Presentation is created as a personal notebook/diary from WWII. Controling the presentation is easy and intuitive. Should you need any help just click on the icon of a question mark at the bottom of the page.

Photographs and maps used on this DVD are from the archives of the Patton Memorial Pilsen and the National Archives and Records Administration in Washington. Other photographs are from personal collections and MCP archive.
Milan Jíša, curator, Patton Memorial Pilsen  
Karel Foud, military historian
Translation: David Fuchs s.r.o.
Copyright: Chartered City of Pilsen
Design and programming: WEST MEDIA, s.r.o.
Published on the 65th anniversary of the liberation of Pilsen by the US Army, Pilsen, 2010