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The Return of the Pink Panzer

August 26, 2013

I just couldn’t resist re-blogging this – it’s worth every word and image!

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On the evening of 20 August 1968 the armies of the Warsaw Pact, the Soviet-led military alliance, invaded Czechoslovakia. During the night, hundreds of thousands of soldiers flooded into the country, bringing an end to the liberalising reforms of the Prague Spring.

pink tank

The epic scenes of Soviet tanks entering the Czechoslovak capital brought new significance for one Soviet tank that had long stood in Prague. Monument to Soviet Tank Crews was dedicated in 1945 to commemorate the liberation of the city by the Red Army at the end of World War II. But after 1968 the memorial came to symbolise the invasion and the heavy Soviet military presence that remained in the country for two decades.

On the morning of 28 April 1991, residents of Prague awoke to find the tank painted bright pink. On its roof stood a huge erect middle finger. In a provocative flourish worthy of the master of…

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5 Comments
  1. Now, if ALL tanks were painted pink…

  2. I’ve always loved the pink tank story. Thanks for reading, Jerry. I love this Cold War art site.

  3. What a great post! Well done

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