The end of WWII - Dobrany, Czech Republic
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ToRo61
N 49° 39.326 E 013° 17.451
33U E 376639 N 5501723
Quick Description: The end of WWII and liberation of Dobrany town.
Location: Plzeňský kraj, Czechia
Date Posted: 5/10/2015 8:25:34 AM
Waymark Code: WMNW6E
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member lumbricus
Views: 20

Long Description:
World War Two in Europe came to a close in the first days of May 1945. For over six long years, the people of western Czechoslovakia (now Czech Republic) had lived under Nazi tyranny. Now, two corps of General George S. Patton, Jr.'s Third U.S. Army were in the Sudetenland (visit link) region along the old 1937 German-Czechoslovak border. Patton was anxious to continue advancing eastward. But he was denied by General Omar N. Bradley and D. Eisenhower.
The military situation was changing rapidly in central Europe. The co-ordination between the Western Allies and Soviet armies very difficult. Allies forces advanced up to a demarcation line that ran south-easterly from Karlovy Vary through Plzen to Ceske Budejovice.

Dobrany is a small town in the Plzen Region of the Czech Republic. So, this town was liberated by soldiers of Patton's corps.

This reenactment was one from events from the Liberation festival (visit link) . The festival was dedicated to the 70th anniversary of the end of WW2 in west Bohemia.

The viewers had opportunity to see the reconstruction of the capitulation of German troops and the arrival of Allied convoy. A convoy of vehicles was represented by Conwoy of Liberty (visit link) .

See more photos: (visit link)
and a video clips: (visit link) (visit link)
Dates of reenactment: From: 5/2/2015 To: 5/2/2015

What the reenactment is related to: Event

Cost to attend reenactment: free

Cost for parking: free

Website for further information: [Web Link]

Additional parking coordinates (if necessary): Not Listed

Cost for participants: Not listed

Special Events: Not listed

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