US World War II tank displayed in Czech zoo

Last Updated: Sunday, May 8, 2011 - 08:29

Moscow: A Sherman tank that was used by the US Army in liberating the Czech city of Plzen in 1945 has been placed in the city zoo as part of the annual Liberation Festival, the CTK news agency reported.

The tank gun is symbolically pointed at an underground shelter where the German anti-aircraft command was based during the war.

The shelter is now a part of the zoo, which wants to open an exhibition on World War II, zoo director Jiri Travnicek said.
The tank was brought from a US military base in Vilseck, Germany.


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First Published: Sunday, May 8, 2011 - 08:29

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