Germans occupy Prague, 15.03.1939 this is why my father, born in Czechoslovakia, then living safely as a Canadian citizen, entered the war. He wanted to rescue those now threatened by Hitler's aim to destroy those not Aryan. We should never push aside those efforts and sacrifices although so long ago. Do we forget our freedom? Do we forget our rights? No. We must never forget.

I doubt there were few Czechs doing the Hitler greeting when the Germans marched in. (Unlike in Austria.

Soviet tanks parked in the streets of Prague Czechoslovakia - Praha (Prague), 1968

The Soviet invasion - Soviet tanks parked in the streets of Prague - August, 1968 (by Ralph Crane)

Mods in Prague? A boy wearing M-51 Parka. Photography by Josef Koudelka, August 1968, Prague

Josef Koudelka (Chequia, Prague - 'In August 1968 the Magnum photographer Josef Koudelka documented the Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia's capital.

#Prague Astronomical Clock destroyed on 8.5.1945 during the Prague upraising against the Nazi. The Old Town Town hall was a hiding place for the resistance group and was therefore targeted. The Old Town Square has never been the same since. #CzechPragueOut

Astronomical Clock destroyed on during the Prague upraising against the Nazi. The Old Town Town hall was a hiding place for the resistance group and was therefore targeted. The Old Town Square has never been the same since.

1945 Poničená Staroměstká radnice byla později stržena - Foto vybral a popisky pořídil facebookový profil Staroměstská radnice v Praze

1945 Poničená Staroměstká radnice byla později stržena - Foto vybral a popisky pořídil facebookový profil Staroměstská radnice v Praze

In August 1968 the Magnum photographer Josef Koudelka (born 1938) documented the Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia's capital.

In August 1968 the Magnum photographer Josef Koudelka documented the Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia's capital. Forty years on, his photographs have been brought together and published by Thames & Hudson in "Invasion Prague,

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