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Aug 21
Czech photojournalist Libor Hajsky captured a grizzly scene on the day that Soviet tanks invaded Czechoslovakia to crush Alexander Dubček’s Prague Spring, August 21st, 1968: ‘Perhaps two meters away from me stood a couple of people. I stepped away and a truck crashed into them; someone at the top of the hill had released the truck’s brakes. I took a photo of an overturned tram which was being used as a barricade, and the troops were shooting from behind this tram and right beside me, three people were shot dead. It was like a war zone, it really was.’

Czech photojournalist Libor Hajsky captured a grizzly scene on the day that Soviet tanks invaded Czechoslovakia to crush Alexander Dubček’s Prague Spring, August 21st, 1968: ‘Perhaps two meters away from me stood a couple of people. I stepped away and a truck crashed into them; someone at the top of the hill had released the truck’s brakes. I took a photo of an overturned tram which was being used as a barricade, and the troops were shooting from behind this tram and right beside me, three people were shot dead. It was like a war zone, it really was.’


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