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A Hetzer navigates rubble in the streets with Waffen SS units in Prague during early 1945

A Hetzer navigates rubble in the streets with Waffen SS units in Prague during early 1945

Prague Uprising. May 1945.

Prague Uprising. May 1945.

March with Old Market Square: Prague in May 1945 by J.Voříšek

March with Old Market Square: Prague in May 1945 by J.Voříšek

May 6, 1945. Barricades in Prague streets.

May 6, 1945. Barricades in Prague streets.

Residents and fighters of Prague Uprising greet Soviet tanks and troops during the liberation of the city as part of the Prague Offensive, May 1945. This Day in History: Mar 15, 1939: World War II - Nazis take Czechoslovakia http://dingeengoete.blogspot.com/

Residents and fighters of Prague Uprising greet Soviet tanks and troops during the liberation of the city as part of the Prague Offensive, May 1945. This Day in History: Mar 15, 1939: World War II - Nazis take Czechoslovakia http://dingeengoete.blogspot.com/

Soviet tanks enter Prague. May 9, 1945.

Soviet tanks enter Prague. May 9, 1945.

Sections of the Gestapo leaving Petschek Palace (headquarters) in Prague. May 9, 1945.

Sections of the Gestapo leaving Petschek Palace (headquarters) in Prague. May 9, 1945.

Zenklova pod Vlachovkou, barikáda

Zenklova pod Vlachovkou, barikáda

Red Army enters Prague on May 9, 1945

Red Army enters Prague on May 9, 1945

Liberation of Prague. Still from documentary "Selhání" (2000). Note the hammer and sickle (☭) graffiti on the pedestal of St. Wenceslas monument.

Liberation of Prague. Still from documentary "Selhání" (2000). Note the hammer and sickle (☭) graffiti on the pedestal of St. Wenceslas monument.

Prague uprising

Prague uprising

Red Army soldiers with liberated Australian POW. Prague, 9.05.1945.

Red Army soldiers with liberated Australian POW. Prague, 9.05.1945.

13138864_10154167870643570_7745083887945995643_n.jpg (536×733) This is Strossmajerovo namesti in Prague, a the end of the war: ethnic German citizen are going to be deported

13138864_10154167870643570_7745083887945995643_n.jpg (536×733) This is Strossmajerovo namesti in Prague, a the end of the war: ethnic German citizen are going to be deported

8.5.1945 Liberation of Prague. The day after the damages were calculated.

8.5.1945 Liberation of Prague. The day after the damages were calculated.

Czech Resistance fighters with captured German weapons and equipment parade through Prague during the Uprising. On 5 May 1945 Czech police officers burst into the radio station at Vinohradská Street and battled with the SS soldiers who were already occupying the building. The radio announcer, hearing the sounds of fighting, began to encourage the Czechs to rise against the Germans. Resistance fighters in other parts of the city took over the Gestapo and SiPo headquarters.

Czech Resistance fighters with captured German weapons and equipment parade through Prague during the Uprising. On 5 May 1945 Czech police officers burst into the radio station at Vinohradská Street and battled with the SS soldiers who were already occupying the building. The radio announcer, hearing the sounds of fighting, began to encourage the Czechs to rise against the Germans. Resistance fighters in other parts of the city took over the Gestapo and SiPo headquarters.

Soviet soldiers stand near monument of St. Wenceslas on Wenceslas Square in Prague. 1945.

Soviet soldiers stand near monument of St. Wenceslas on Wenceslas Square in Prague. 1945.