1968 Photo Contest, Photo Stories, 1st prize

Hilmar Pabel

Stern / Bildarchiv Preussischer Kulturbesitz

21 August, 1968

Battling for Prague Radio in front of the Czechoslovak Radio building, after troops of the Warsaw Pact have entered Prague to put an end to the Prague Spring. The Soviet Union feared that Prime Minister Alexander Dubcek's democratic reforms threatened the balance of power in Eastern Europe. Dozens of people were killed and several Czechoslovakian leaders were arrested.

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Hilmar Pabel

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