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September Soviet main battle tanks line up in the streets of Prague after crushing an uprising, Czechoslovakia. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images) Modern World History, World History Teaching, History Photos, History Facts, Visit Prague, Prague Cz, Prague Spring, Army History, Occupation

Soviet T62 main battle tanks line up in the streets of Prague after...

Soviet T62 main battle tanks line up in the streets of Prague after crushing an uprising, Czechoslovakia.

August 1968 Josef Koudelka, Prague: Warsaw Pact tanks invade the Czech capital, ending the Prague Spring. Vintage Photography, Street Photography, Prague Spring, Warsaw Pact, Henri Cartier Bresson, Prague Czech Republic, Photographer Portfolio, Great Photographers, Magnum Photos

Prague. August 1968. Warsaw Pact tanks invade the Czech capital during the Prague Spring. Photograph: Josef Koudelka/Magnum Photos

40 years ago this week, the Soviet Union invaded Czechoslovakia to put down the Prague Spring and arrest its leaders. Corinna Lotz examines the background to the events that foreshadowed the end of the Stalinist monolith in Eastern Europe Marie Curie, Mahatma Gandhi, Steve Jobs, Audrey Hepburn, Prague Spring, Visit Prague, Earth Photos, Prague Czech Republic, Old Photography

Resources | The Prague Spring - beginning of the end for Stalinism

40 years ago this week, the Soviet Union invaded Czechoslovakia to put down the Prague Spring and arrest its leaders. Corinna Lotz examines the background to the events that foreshadowed the end of the Stalinist monolith in Eastern Europe

Soviet tanks parked in the streets of Prague Czechoslovakia - Praha (Prague), 1968 Prague Spring, T 62, Prague Czech Republic, Panzer, Life Magazine, Cold War, Military History, Historical Photos, Old Photos

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“Czechoslovakia. Soviet tanks parked in the streets of Prague, 1968 ”

Až po několika desetiletích se někteří lidé odhodlali mluvit o utrpení, které zažili v roce 1968 ve svých rodinách, a o konkrétním průběhu tragických událostí, při nichž zahynuli jejich blízcí. Nyní příběhy obětí zpracovali autoři z Vojenského historického ústavu v publikaci Okupace 1968 a její… Prague Spring, Visit Prague, August 21, Czech Republic, Vienna, Old Photos, Austria, History, Photos

Foto: Dramatické příběhy ze dnů obsazení Československa. Historici zmapovali oběti okupace roku 1968 | Aktuálně.cz

Až po několika desetiletích se někteří lidé odhodlali mluvit o utrpení, které zažili v roce 1968 ve svých rodinách, a o konkrétním průběhu tragických událostí, při nichž zahynuli jejich blízcí. Nyní příběhy obětí zpracovali autoři z Vojenského historického ústavu v publikaci Okupace 1968 a její oběti. Přinášíme výběr z obrazového materiálu a připomínku několika tragických osudů ze dnů po obsazení Československa našimi "spojenci".

On August a Czech photographer took to the streets to document the chaos unfolding on his doorstop: some soldiers from five Warsaw Pact countries sent to destroy the Prague Spring. Prague Spring, Classic Photographers, Dark Landscape, Warsaw Pact, Photographer Portfolio, Modern History, Magnum Photos, Military Vehicles, Street Photography

Czech citizen throwing a brick at a Soviet T-55 tank, the Prague Spring, 1968

Radio Prague - The 1968 invasion of Czechoslovakia through the eyes of Soviet troops Munich Agreement, Prague Spring, Soviet Union, Cold War, Czech Republic, Homeland, World War Ii, Troops, Old Photos

The 1968 invasion of Czechoslovakia through the eyes of Soviet troops

August 21 marks the anniversary of the 1968 invasion of Czechoslovakia by the Soviet Union and other communist countries. The occupation crushed an attempt to reform the communist regime, and drove the country into two decades of hard-line rule. What that all meant to the people of Czechoslovakia has been looked at many times. In our special programme today, we look at August 1968 from another perspective:…