In April 14-15th, “the club of the military history of the 17th airborne division” (Klub vojenskÃ© historie 17th Airborne Division o.s.) held an annual reconstruction of battles between the German and American troops of 1945.
In 1945 the third American army liberated the Czech cities: Ceske Budejovice, Pilsen, Karlovy Vary and was ready to proceede further to Prague. But in May, 5th, commander of General Staff of Red Army A. Antonov demanded from general Eisenhower “not to move allied troops in Czechoslovakia to the east from the iniatially planned line”. Everybody understood that those who would liberate Prague would be able to impose their political and economical rules on the Czech government. There were three alternatives: “western democracy”, “market economy” and “the most advanced public system” – Leninism-Stalinism. Stalinism won.
Jeep Willys MB 1944.
Dodge WC 51 1942
Light Armored Car M8, “Greyhound