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12 May 2008 00:00 - 00:00

Josef Koudelka Invasion Prague 68

The Czech photographer Josef Koudelka was center stage with his camera when the Soviet tanks rolled into Prague in 1968, photographing mass demonstrations and the confrontations between protestors and invading soldiers. Smuggled out of Czechoslovakia soon after the invasion, Koudelka’s stunning black-and-white pictures were widely published in the West, and remain the definitive images of those tumultuous days. Josef Koudelka’s landmark photographs of the Prague Spring and the resulting Soviet invasion are published to mark its 40th anniversary.


publication date 12 May 2008

Thames & Hudson, 296pp, £29.95

Info: www.thamesandhudson.com

© Josef Koudelka, CZECHOSLOVAKIA. Prague. August 1968. Warsaw Pact troops invade Prague. In front of the Radio Headquarters.

© Josef Koudelka, CZECHOSLOVAKIA. Prague. August 1968. Warsaw Pact tanks invade Prague.



Part of Czech / European Years - events dedicated to anniversaries of seminal years of modern Czech / European history.



“All Power to the Imagination! 1968 and Its Legacies” marks the creative resistance of a remarkable year, while placing its lessons in the context of our own times. From April to June and across London, this major season explores 1968 culture, politics and thought and their manifestations in cinema, visual art, literature, music and activism. www.1968.org.uk



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12 May 2008 00:00 - 00:00


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