Thursday - 6. May 2021

We are broadcasting from Měšťanská beseda in Pilsen with moderators Vladimír Šťovíček, Michaela Vondráčková and Ĺubomír Smatana

5pm- 9pm

You may watch us on:
wwww.slavnostisvobody.cz and Slavnosti svobody facebook, Plzen.eu and Plzen 2015

Live from the studio

Martin Baxa, the Mayor of the City of Pilsen; Ivan Rollinger, curator of the Patton Memorial Pilsen
Tomáš Raboch and Pavla Kocourková/the US and Belgian veterans

In the traces of liberation with Lukáš Langmajer I

The memorials of liberators in Pilsen, Patton Memorial Pilsen and Klatovská 19 visit; Klatovská 19 the historical place where the surrender of the German army in Pilsen took place

Archive videos and reportage

Live

Thank you, America! wreath laying ceremony live coverage

Live connection with the US and Belgian veterans

Music

The Dixie Hot Licks combining the original „vintage sound „of acoustic jazz and modern expression of Dixieland (link)

Pilsen philharmonic: The third performance of General Patton´s march conducted by Chuhei Iwasaki. The author of the composition Otakar Pihrt. Rhapsody in blue by George Gershwin and Symphony number 9 „New World “by Antonín Dvořák will be played as well. (link)

Friday - 7. May 2021

We are broadcasting from Měšťanská beseda in Pilsen with moderators Vladimír Šťovíček, Michaela Vondráčková and Ĺubomír Smatana

5pm-8pm

You may watch us on:
wwww.slavnostisvobody.cz and Slavnosti svobody facebook, Plzen.eu and Plzen 2015

Live from the studio

Martin Kroupa, Post Bellum non-profit organization /the outdoor exposition Liberation without freedom
Pavel Rogl and other members of the living history club 16th Armored Division/display of vintage military vehicles

In the traces of liberation with Lukáš Langmajer II

Living history club Tommy & Yankee at U Matoušů farm, the life of the 2nd Infantry Division

Interesting remoted broadcast facts

The way to freedom /The Old Synagogue, The Garden of memories
RAF spitfire 1:1 replica display

Wreath laying ceremonies recorded broadcasting

Recorded broadcasting of the wreath laying ceremonies at the Chodské square 2nd Infantry Division Memorial, 16th Armored Division Memorial and the memorial dedicated to the Czechoslovak soldiers who fought on the Western front in the years 1940-1945, including the greetings by the WWII veterans.

Archive videos and reportage

Music

CBC Big Band/leader Mr. SURKA GLENN MILLER – Tribute to the legend, presented and played on drums by Dalibor Gondík

Saturday - 8. May 2021

We are broadcasting from Měšťanská beseda in Pilsen with moderators Vladimír Šťovíček, Michaela Vondráčková and Ĺubomír Smatana

5pm-8pm

You may watch us on:
wwww.slavnostisvobody.cz and Slavnosti svobody facebook, Plzen.eu and Plzen 2015

Live from the studio

Karel Foud, historian; Ivan Rollinger, curator of Patton Memorial Pilsen: liberation of Western Bohemia, remembering Virgil Kirkham, the last American pilot shot down over Europe in WWII
Ondřej Černý and Radek Syka JTF Raiders military history club: the modern American army

In the traces of liberation with Lukáš Langmajer III

Nepomuk, Dubeč – shot down Liberator, Zelená hora

In the traces of liberation with Lukáš Langmajer IV

Chodsko, in the traces of the 2nd and 90th Infantry Division, southwest slope of the Draženovská hill near Trhanov, where Virgil Kirkham perished.  Living history clubs –  The club of the 3rd Army Pilsen and The club of the 4th Armored Division Pilsen supported and participated in the shooting of the documentary.

In the traces of liberation with Lukáš Langmajer V

JTF Raiders club scene from the life of the unit

Interesting remoted broadcast facts

Way to freedom/At Obcizna, where the first free radio broadcasting of the Czech radio Pilsen took place in 1945
The vintage military vehicles of the Czechoslovak independent armored brigade presented by the Combined detachment and Tomáš Hájek “kpt. Higgins”

Archive videos and reportage

National Museum of Military History in Diekirch (Luxembourg) focusing on the Battle of the Ardennes video

Music

Pilsner Jazz Band offering repertoire of the old Dixielend from the streets of New Orleans to the hits of the New Orleans Glenn Miller or Duke Ellington dancing halls, the songs have not been played for decades (link)

Sunday - 9. May 2021

We are broadcasting from Měšťanská beseda in Pilsen with moderators Vladimír Šťovíček, Michaela Vondráčková and Ĺubomír Smatana

11am-5pm

You may watch us on:
wwww.slavnostisvobody.cz and Slavnosti svobody facebook, Plzen.eu and Plzen 2015

Remembering the Convoy of Liberty through out the years since 1990

Live from the studio

Ruda Bayer, Libor Picka, Martin Dlouhý/Vojtěch Kašák, members of the Military Car Club Pilsen; since its birth the club has been devoted to the WWII US Army historical military vehicles in connection of the liberation of southwestern Bohemia by the US Army in 1945.
Live from Líně airport: Daniel Švec, historian and Filip Procházka/: gear and armament of the Royal Air Force presented by the living history club 276th Sqnd. (reenacted) RAF
Václav Marhoul/ shooting of the movie TOBRUK
Ondřej Havelka/remembering Liberation Festival Pilsen 2015

In the traces of liberation with Lukáš Langmajer VI

Operation Cowboy and Patton´s ghosts, Hostouň, Bělá nad Radbuzou, Růžov

Interesting remoted broadcast facts

Líně airport interviews/with Daniel Švec, historian, Filip Procházka, Adolf Valášek: gear and armament of the Royal Air Force presented by the living history club 276th Sqnd. (reenacted) RAF; Classic Trainers Líně

Cup of Freedom report, international parachute jump contest with studio guest Jan Bečka, the chairman of the Aeroclub Pilsen Bory, instructor and parachute jump managing director

Back to May 1945

Retro stage from Měšťanská beseda garden; dancing and the Dixie Hot Licks music.

Historic and modern plane fly past

2pm

Historic and modern air force fly past over Pilsen commented by the members of the Czech and US Army from the online studio.

Music

Samson and his band (link)

The closing speech

The closing speech by Martin Baxa, the Mayor of the City of Pilsen

Music

Ondřej Havelka and his Melody Makers concert

Accompanying program

DRIVE-IN CINEMA

May 7, 6pm

Anthropoid, director of photography by Sean Ellis (2016)
DEPO2015, the lower parking lot
tickets: www.plzenskavstupenka.cz

May 8, 6pm

Tobruk, director of photography by Václav Marhoul (2008)
DEPO2015, the lower parking lot
tickets: www.plzenskavstupenka.cz

TRAIL Road to freedom

May, 6-9

The outdoor trail will allow to walk through the places associated with the liberation of Pilsen. Start and finish – Pilsen Urquell Brewery.

EXHIBITIONS

April 4 - May 10

American field post in Czechoslovakia by Pavel Hauzner
City hall

May 3 - 23

Freedom was not for free by the team of authors of Ivan Rollinger, Karel Foud, David Foud. The exhibition is based on the book of the same name mapping the combat and non-combat losses of American ground forces in southwestern Bohemia.
Smetanovy sady

May 6 - August 6

Post Bellum exhibition Liberation without freedom
Trail following the places of the 20th century commemorative places starting at sady Pětatřicátníků
Pilsen brewery visitor center