August 20, 1968: Soviet led Warsaw Pact forces invade Czechoslovakia to put an end to the uprising known as Prague Spring.

August Soviet led Warsaw Pact forces invade Czechoslovakia to put an end to the uprising known as Prague Spring.

An Iconic Photograph Of The 1968 Prague Spring

An Iconic Photograph Of The 1968 Prague Spring

Warsaw Pact tanks invade Prague Czechoslovakia during the 'Prague Spring' in August 1968

Prague residents throw burning torches at a Soviet tank during the Prague Spring, 1968

Residents of Prague, Czechoslovakia, throw burning torches in an attempt to stop a Soviet tank on August A Soviet-led invasion by Warsaw Pact troops crushed the so-called Prague Spring reform and re-established totalitarian rule.

Josef Koudelka

On this day in 1968 Warsaw Pact armies launched an invasion of Czechoslovakia in order to suppress democratic socialist programme of the Prague Spring

'Lenin wake up, Brezhnev has gone mad.'  This was one of the slogans chanted on the street of Prague in 1968 as Russian and Warsaw Pact troops invaded Czechoslovakia.

'Lenin wake up, Brezhnev has gone mad.' This was one of the slogans chanted on the street of Prague 30 years ago as Russian and Warsaw Pact troops invaded Czechoslovakia.

Prague, Czechoslovakia, August, 1968, Young Czech residents fill the streets to jeer and taunt the Soviet army that have invaded and occupied the Czecholovakian city of Prage as tanks patrol on the streets

Prague, Czechoslovakia, August, Young Czech residents fill the streets to jeer and taunt the Soviet army that have invaded and occupied the Czecholovakian city of Prage as tanks patrol on the streets

Prague Spring 1968

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bmashina: “ Suppression of the anti-Soviet uprising in Czechoslovakia (Prague spring 1968) Medium tank t-54A (tactical number “212”) of the Soviet Army crushes the “Prague spring” ”

bmashina: “ Suppression of the anti-Soviet uprising in Czechoslovakia (Prague spring Medium tank (tactical number of the Soviet Army crushes the “Prague spring” ”

Russian Tank in Prague - Josef Koudelka

(Student on tank, eyes crossed out), from the series Invasion, Josef Koudelka/Magnum Photos. Courtesy of Pace/MacGill Gallery, New York

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