Operation Danube: why did Soviet airborne troops take Czechoslovakia in 1968
On August 21, 1968, the combined troops of the Warsaw Pact countries, numbering half a million soldiers and officers, crossed the state borders of Czechoslovakia. On the part of the USSR, 18 motorized riflemen took part in the operation, tank and airborne divisions, 40 and 15 thousand soldiers arrived from Poland and the GDR, respectively. The entry of troops was carried out from four directions: from the territory of the GDR, the USSR, Poland and Hungary. In Europe, the smell of a big war ...
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