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Tank ramming into hotel Radnice in Liberec, during Warsaw pact invasion into Czechoslovakia 21. August 1968

Tank ramming into Hotel Radnice in Liberec, during Warsaw pact invasion of Czechoslovakia, 21 August 1968

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).

Mods in Prague?  A boy wearing M-51 Parka.  Photography by Josef Koudelka, August 1968, Prague

Josef Koudelka (Chequia, Prague - 'In August 1968 the Magnum photographer Josef Koudelka documented the Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia's capital.

Soviet invasion of 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.

The End Of Prague Spring On 1968. After repeat warnings, the Red Army and the troops of four other member countries of the Warsaw Pact (Hungary, Poland, Bulgaria and GDR) invaded Czechoslovakia beginning August 20 and 21, 1968. The Soviet Army progressively put an end to the popular demonstrations of the Prague Spring. (Photo by Keystone-France/Gamma-Keystone via Getty Images)

The End of the Prague Spring, Czechoslovakia, photograph by Keystone-France/Gamma-Keystone (photographer unattributed).

by Josef Koudelka - CZECHOSLOVAKIA. Prague. August 1968. Warsaw Pact troops invasion

by Josef Koudelka - CZECHOSLOVAKIA. Prague. August 1968. Warsaw Pact troops invasion

Josef Koudelka

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

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, uncredited photo.

by Josef Koudelka - CZECHOSLOVAKIA. Prague. August 1968. Warsaw Pact troops invasion. Poster in a window with a dove stacked through its middle.

RAGUE, Czechoslovakia—A poster in a window with a dove stabbed through the middle, August © Josef Koudelka / Magnum Photos

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