Articles with tag: propaganda

11/30/2017 _Perspective

Another Twelve Years

Hungarian Newsreels and the Invasion of Czechoslovakia in 1968

This report has just arrived from Prague. Following the days at the end of August, the daily routine of life slowly returns. In the first days of September, some traces of attempts for blocking the traffic were still visible here and there, like burnt-out buses and various gangs of people. A typical picture: groups gathering in the streets […]

Newsreels from 1968 Communist Bulgaria

The Encompassing Us vs. the Different Them

According to The Guardian, “the world would never be the same again” after 1968. [1] A series of dramatic events marks this year in history: the student protests across the West, the Vietnam War, or the assassinations of prominent figures such as Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert Kennedy in the United States. In Eastern Europe, the Warsaw Pact troops invaded Czechoslovakia and crushed the Prague Spring, ending an attempt to reform socialism. […]