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Invasion Prague 68 Paperback – 12 May 2008


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  • Paperback: 296 pages
  • Publisher: Thames & Hudson (12 May 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0500287511
  • ISBN-13: 978-0500287514
  • Product Dimensions: 24.8 x 32.4 x 2.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,597,590 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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'Historic images' -- The Sunday Times

'Incredible pictures'
-- Hot Shoe

'Stunning...the definitive images of those tumultuous days' -- Time Out

`A classic monograph from one of Magnum's greats'
-- Amateur Photographer

`Stunning images ... timeless emblems of the human spirit ... Koudelka's extraordinary photographs ensure that those euphoric and tragic days in 1968 will be remembered'
-- The Art Book

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`A classic monograph from one of Magnum's greats'

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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful By K. Magnusson on 28 May 2008
Summary: A great historical record. Through this book you are simply participating in the event. It takes you there!
Reviewer: A reader from Newmarket.
I have at last found what I have been looking for for 40 years. A comprehensive record of the explosive days of the 1968 invasion of Czechoslovakia by the Warszaw Pact countries. Koudelka's superb pictures reflect the moods and feelings of not just the Czech victims of this event, but also those of the invaders. The photographs also reflect Prague of the 60's, and brings back memories of a communist state at the time.
I had a visa to visit Czechoslovakia in 1968. I missed the invasion, but still decided to go. I arrived just after the occupation, but I couldn't afford my own camera at the time. The faces I met in Prague are the faces portrayed in the book. Young people with flags soaked in blood. People protesting against the violation of their country. Stirring memories of chalked protests on grimy buildings.
Koudelka rightly deserves the highest praise for his dedication for his dedication to his task during this difficult and dangerous time. He could be said to have achieved his Magnum status through this epic work. The pictures with the summaries and chronologies make this a must for the student of this invasion, which in August took place 40 years ago.
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