…the Warsaw Pact armies invaded Czechoslovakia, ending the slow but steady Czechoslovak return from failed communism attempt that ended in one party dictatorship to normal society. Half a million Soviet, Polish, Hungarian and Bulgarian soldiers participated in the “operation Danube”. Sporadic resistance from the people of Czechoslovakia led so some dramatic events and roughly a hundred dead on both sides (most invader casualities came from accidents). Many people, who lived thru that time, remember the tanks rolling down the streets of Prague and the fear of the occupying forces, who were often as much confused as the citizens of Czechoslovakia, not knowing where they are, who they are “fighting” and what are they doing there. Whole gallery can be found on Radio Liberty’s website. Some unique colored photos from Czech news: Burning T-54, set alight by the demonstrators A man, trying to help people, who where wounded (some of them killed) by Soviet invaders Protests against the invasion This time, Soviet troops were not welcomed as they were in 1945: someone did paint a nazi swastika on Soviet vehicle Soviet soldiers on the streets of Prague

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