“Live” coverage of the 1968 Invasion of Czechoslovakia

“Live” coverage of the 1968 Invasion of Czechoslovakia

“Live” coverage of the 1968 Invasion of Czechoslovakia

Starting on August 20, 2018, Blinken OSA will cover the 1968 invasion of Czechoslovakia “live” with close to 4,000 news items issued by the Central News Room of Radio Free Europe (RFE) between August 20 and September 10, 1968. The documents will be published online exactly 50 years after their initial release to RFE’s national broadcast desks for dissemination. The public will be able to follow the unfolding of the invasion as the Central News Room issued incoming information sometimes by the minute.

Blinken OSA’s new website dedicated to the Czechoslovak crisis of 1968 will also feature a compilation of photographs documenting the operation of the Central News Room, a collection of photographs on the occupying forces entering the town of Košice, as well as a rare set of original leaflets protesting against the Soviet-led invasion across Czechoslovakia.

The attached three documents are samples of the close to 4,000 RFE documents to be published online starting August 20, 2018.

 

Blinken OSA / Galeria Centralis - 1051 Budapest, Arany János u. 32.