Josef Koudelka, Invasion Prague, 1968

A business man stares on as Soviet tanks roll in to Czechoslovakia to crush the Prague Spring, 1968

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)

Josef Koudelka, 1968, Prague

Photo by Josef Koudelka, invasione di Praga da parte delle truppe sovietiche

Czechs rallying during the Soviet invasion by Warsaw Pact troops, Prague, Czechoslovakia, 1968, photograph by Bill Ray.

the Soviet Union invaded Czechoslovakia with over Warsaw Pact troops and tanks, crushing the Prague Spring (which was a brief eight-month period of political liberalization in Czechoslovakia).

August 1968: A soviet tank in St Wenceslas Square, Prague, in front of crowds of protesters and the shadowy silhouette of Prague's National Museum. (Photo by Stefan Tyszko/Getty Images)

August A Soviet tanks in St Wenceslas Square, Prague, in front of crowds of protesters and the shadowy silhouette of Prague's National Museum. (Photo by Stefan Tyszko/Getty Images)

August 21 1968. Prague on the day the tanks rolled in. Soviet rule announced itself in the most unambiguous way ever.

The forceful end of the "Prague Spring" - August, 21 1968 Bratislava (by Ladislav Bielik)

Demontrators riding down the streets of Prague during what history knows as the Prague Spring in 1968.

Demontrators riding down the streets of Prague during what history knows as the Prague Spring in ↩

Prague; August 21, 1968

A protestor runs past a burning Soviet tank in Prague in Photograph: STF/AFP/Getty Images

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