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Warsaw Pact Invasion of Czechoslovakia Anniversary #55294

ABC Evening News for Monday, Aug 21, 1978
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(Studio) Anniversary of USSR invasion of Czechoslovakia noted; incrd. security and quiet in Prague reported Vigil by Czech students at statue of Saint Wenceslaus mentioned.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Moscow, USSR ) Events of spring and summer, 1968, in Czechoslovakia, leading to invasion of country by Warsaw Pact troops from USSR , Poland, East Germany, Bulgaria and Hungary, detailed. Reforms brought about under leadership of Alexander Dubcek, which were endorsed by Yugoslavia's Marshal Tito and watched closely by USSR 's Brezhnev and Kosygin and others, noted. Ouster of Dubcek by invasion and establishment of Gustav Husak as Czech leader stated. Brezhnev's visit to Czechoslovakia in May recalled. Dubcek's present activities in Bratislava mentioned. Reformers' feelings about failure of Prague Spring and lack of West intervention given; predictions of chess champion Ludik Pofman cited.
REPORTER: Charles Bierbauer

Reporter(s):
Bierbauer, Charles;
Jennings, Peter
Duration:
00:03:10

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