1968 Prague Spring

The Prague Spring was a short-lived period of political liberalization in Czechoslovakia during the era of its domination by the Soviet Union. It ended when the Soviet Union and members of the Warsaw Pact invaded the country to halt reforms.
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Czechoslovakia. Prague Spring // photo by Ladislav Bielik. Soviet invasion of the Czechoslovak Socialist Republic (Czechoslovakia), 20/21 August 1968 (passive resistance by the Slovak people). - A man bares his chest in front of a tank belonging to the invading Warsaw Pact troops. - Photo, Bratislava, 21 August 1968.

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

Primavera de Praga // Prague Spring (by Josef Koudelka, 1968)

Primavera de Praga // Prague Spring (by Josef Koudelka, 1968)

Prague Invasion by Warsaw Pact troops. The Czechoslovakian national flag. Prague, August 1968. Photo: Josef Koudelka

Josef Koudelka:"Invasion of Warsaw Pact Troops, Czechoslovakian National Flag" Prague, Czechoslovakia 1968

Prague. August, 1968.

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

Soviet Tanks In Prague - August 20, 1968

Soviet Tanks In Prague - August 20, 1968

Soviet Soldier In Pague During Warsaw Pact Intervention In Czechoslowakia

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 Spring. August 1968

Spring and uprising 1968 Many recall the events of 1968 with bitterness as a defeat by the Soviet tanks, and of the uprising’s reformist leader, Alexander Dubcek.

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