Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Today is the anniversary of Květnové povstání českého lidu, 1945 (The Prague Uprising, 1945)

The Prague Uprising was an attempt by the Czech resistance to liberate the city of Prague from German occupation during World War II.  Events began on May 5, 1945, in the last moments of the war in Europe.  The uprising went until May 8, 1945, ending in a ceasefire the day before the arrival of the Red Army and one day after the Victory in Europe Day.

Residents & defenders of the Prague Uprising barricades greet the Red Army tanks on May 9, 1945

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