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Sixty eight years after the end of WW2 in the Czech Republic

The 68th anniversary of the end of WW2 is remembered at many places in the Czech Republic to pay honour and tribute to all who had contributed to defeat the enemy or helped restore peace.

Events held at this occasion in the Czech Republic were covered by military photo reporters and a selection of their takes is presented in 20 pictures of the following photo gallery:


Posted: May 13, 2013


Photo Gallery
  • Memorial to liberators of Pilsen "Thank you America!". 6 May 2013 Memorial to liberators of Pilsen "Thank you America!". 6 May 2013 Memorial to liberators of Pilsen…
  • Minister of Defence Vlastimil Picek lays a wreath to the "Thank you America!" Memorial in Pilsen. 6 May 2013 Minister of Defence Vlastimil Picek lays a wreath to the "Thank you America!" Memorial in Pilsen. 6 May 2013 Minister of Defence Vlastimil Picek…
  • American veterans accompanied by grandson of legendary General Patton - George Patton Waters (second from right). 6 May 2013 American veterans accompanied by grandson of legendary General Patton - George Patton Waters (second from right). 6 May 2013 American veterans accompanied by…
  • American war veterans who brought freedom to Pilsen in May 1945, in front of the "Thank you America!" Memorial. 6 May 2013 American war veterans who brought freedom to Pilsen in May 1945, in front of the "Thank you America!" Memorial. 6 May 2013 American war veterans who brought…
  • ...and also their Belgian comrades-in-arms. 6 May 2013 ...and also their Belgian comrades-in-arms. 6 May 2013 ...and also their Belgian…
  • National Cemetery in Prague-Dablice. Italian, Polish and Yugoslavian soldiers, who helped liberate Czechoslovakia in 1945, rest here. 6 May 2013 National Cemetery in Prague-Dablice. Italian, Polish and Yugoslavian soldiers, who helped liberate Czechoslovakia in 1945, rest here. 6 May 2013 National Cemetery in…
  • National Memorial in Prague-Kobylisy. Chief of the General Staff General Pavel laying a wreath. 6 May 2013 National Memorial in Prague-Kobylisy. Chief of the General Staff General Pavel laying a wreath. 6 May 2013 National Memorial in…
  • Ceremony at Support Forces Command barracks to remember the 68th anniversary. 7 May 2013 Ceremony at Support Forces Command barracks to remember the 68th anniversary. 7 May 2013 Ceremony at Support Forces Command…
  • From the ceremony at the Support Forces Command at Brandys nad Labem - Stara Boleslav. 7 May 2013 From the ceremony at the Support Forces Command at Brandys nad Labem - Stara Boleslav. 7 May 2013 From the ceremony at the Support…
  • Parade at the Support Forces Command at Brandys nad Labem - Stara Boleslav. 7 May 2013 Parade at the Support Forces Command at Brandys nad Labem - Stara Boleslav. 7 May 2013 Parade at the Support Forces…
  • Burial ground of Commonwealth soldiers at Olsany Cemetery in Prague. 7 May 2013 Burial ground of Commonwealth soldiers at Olsany Cemetery in Prague. 7 May 2013 Burial ground of Commonwealth…
  • Burial ground of soldiers serving in the former Red Army, at Olsany Cemetery in Prague. 7 May 2013 Burial ground of soldiers serving in the former Red Army, at Olsany Cemetery in Prague. 7 May 2013 Burial ground of soldiers serving…
  • Representatives of the Russian Federation Embassy in Prague pay tribute to soldiers of former Red Army who helped liberate Czechoslovakia in 1945. 7 May 2013 Representatives of the Russian Federation Embassy in Prague pay tribute to soldiers of former Red Army who helped liberate Czechoslovakia in 1945. 7 May 2013 Representatives of the Russian…
  • Defence Minister Vlastimil Picek pays tribute to soldiers who rest in the Bulgarian burial ground, Olsany Cemetery in Prague. 7 May 2013 Defence Minister Vlastimil Picek pays tribute to soldiers who rest in the Bulgarian burial ground, Olsany Cemetery in Prague. 7 May 2013 Defence Minister Vlastimil Picek…
  • Ceremony to remember the end of WW2 was at the Vyskov garrison connected with the military oath of new professional soldiers and members of the Active Reserve. 7 May 2013 Ceremony to remember the end of WW2 was at the Vyskov garrison connected with the military oath of new professional soldiers and members of the Active Reserve. 7 May 2013 Ceremony to remember the end of WW2…
  • The Guard of Honour at the Memorial to WW2 soldiers at Usti nad Labem The Guard of Honour at the Memorial to WW2 soldiers at Usti nad Labem The Guard of Honour at the Memorial…
  • Newly appointed and promoted Generals with their wives, and President Milos Zeman (centre). Generals from the left: Bohuslav Prikryl, Jan Gurnik, Milan Kovanda, Ladislav Jung and Milan Schulc Newly appointed and promoted Generals with their wives, and President Milos Zeman (centre). Generals from the left: Bohuslav Prikryl, Jan Gurnik, Milan Kovanda, Ladislav Jung and Milan Schulc Newly appointed and promoted…
  • Units lined up to welcome Czech President Milos Zeman at the National Memorial at Prague-Vitkov. 8 May 2013 Units lined up to welcome Czech President Milos Zeman at the National Memorial at Prague-Vitkov. 8 May 2013 Units lined up to welcome Czech…
  • Czech President Milos Zeman decorates the combat standard of the 74th Light Motorised Battalion and granted it the name of "Colonel Bohuslav Malecek". 8 May 2013 Czech President Milos Zeman decorates the combat standard of the 74th Light Motorised Battalion and granted it the name of "Colonel Bohuslav Malecek". 8 May 2013 Czech President Milos Zeman…
  • Students of military schools together with WW2 vetrerans attend the ceremony at the National Memorial at Prague-Vitkov. 8 May 2013 Students of military schools together with WW2 vetrerans attend the ceremony at the National Memorial at Prague-Vitkov. 8 May 2013 Students of military schools…