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Czechoslovakia Invasion #1379

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Aug 21, 1968
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(Studio) USSR uses brute force to keep a satellite nation under its control. USSR , East Germany, Hungary, Poland and Bulgaria troops occupy Czechoslovakia. Czech. news agency says Communist Party leader Alexander Dubcek and other reform leaders taken to unknown place. Secretary of party's central committee kidnapped. Czech Parliament demands withdrawal troops and release of leaders
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(Prague, Czechoslovakia) Czech film shows invasion. Youths sit down in paths of tanks. 70 tanks reported 4 killed; 200 wounded here. 2 killed in Bratislava. 1 killed in Kosice. Americans there advised not to attempt traveling. Soviet planes fly over city. Bands of people with Czech flags roam streets. Rptd. Soviet soldiers told they were to liberate Czechs from West Germany. Soviet military hardware shown.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds Narrates

(Studio) Announcer at radio station 50 mile Southwest Prague reported seeing tank advancing on station Report went off air later.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

Reynolds, Frank

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