Following in Patton’s Footsteps: An Unconventional Way to Commemorate WWII
Find the Treasure and Discover U.S. and Czech History with Us!
The American Center, the Patton Memorial in Pilsen and the geocaching club "GC-Pilsen" have come together to offer you an unusual way to commemorate the 65th anniversary of the U.S. 3rd Army’s liberation of West Bohemia.
What do we mean, exactly? Think of it like a family treasure hunt… or a sport… or hiking. It’s a little bit of all of those! Geocaching connects outdoor activities with the Internet – and in our case, with history. Learn all about geocaching by visiting www.geocaching.com.
The series entitled "U.S. Army, 1945" includes 7 geocaches that follow the path the General George Patton’s 3rd U.S. Army took in liberating West and South Bohemia in the last weeks of World War II.
Kdyně / GC25X3E
Hostouň / GC25X4D
Čemíny / GC25X3Z
Zhůří / GC25X37
Rokycany / GC25X1C
Did you find them all? Share your experience and photos with us at email@example.com.
Do You Want to Know More?
- Watch the video we made while setting up the project here.
- Follow the journey “From D-day to V-day” from 1944 to 1945 on the website created within a project of the city of Pilsen.
- Read the brochure Liberation (PDF, 1.5 MB) written on the occasion of the 65th anniversary of liberation by Rona Mendelsohn after consulting more than 20 original sources, including letters, books, military records, newspaper articles, and personal interviews.
Liberation by the U.S. Army
A celebration of the city of Pilsen’s liberation – the Liberation Festival – has been held in Pilsen every May since 1990. People from around the world have come to celebrate the liberation of Pilsen together with residents of the city, American veterans and their family members.
Brochure (PDF, 1.5 MB) written by Rona Mendelsohn on the occasion of the 65th anniversary of liberation of Western and Southern Bohemia.
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