Tanks on the move In January 1968, Alexander Dubcek was elected First Secretary of the Czechoslovak Communist Party and radical reforms gathered momentum: Stalinism was discreetly isolated and the term "Prague Spring" was coined.
The speed of Dubcek's reforms caught the Soviet Union by surprise, but by the end of August the order was given for an invasion. Five member states of the Warsaw Pact moved 2,000 tanks towards Prague.
Queen magazine, with great prescience, despatched Stefan Tyszko there.

the following images are a small selection of the works he made there, and are extracted from a cover article in The Independent Magazine (UK) from Feburary 2000.

Text by Robin Muir
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