Saturday 10 October 2015

Lest we forget! The last broadcast of Czech radio as the Soviet tanks crush the Prague Spring in August 1968...

Who now remembers the Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia in August 1968?
If you are too young to recall it then learn about it.
And never forget!
This was the true face of brutal, barbarous, savage Communism invading a country longing to be free from the yoke of that dreary, stultifying, loathsome and diabolical creed that so crushed the human spirit and all that makes life worth living.

The Soviet tanks roll in...and over...
Watch and listen to this most moving broadcast from Prague radio, the last outpost of freedom to be taken by the invading tanks of the Soviet beast.

Look at the images of oppression by the tyranny of the Soviet bullies.
Play it to the end and you hear the brave broadcasters calling to the brave Czech people to resist and preserve their freedom against the monstrous invasion of the Soviet war machine.
Play it to the end and, as the tanks roll down the streets toward the radio station, you will hear their last brave words, in their native language, and, finally, a recording of the Czech national anthem being broadcast to the Czech people with the sound of the Soviet tanks and machine guns firing and getting closer and closer to the radio station to capture and close it....but the national anthem plays on...
Salute the naked courage of the Czech people determined to be free and to throw off the ugly Soviet yoke!

A Czech passive resister bares his chest to the Soviet tanks...
Thank God that they are now free of the beast of Communism that so destroyed and ruined Russia and Eastern Europe.
May they grow in freedom and re-discover their Christian roots and once again become a great nation as in Bohemia of old.
Let us thank the Blessed Virgin, protectress of Bohemia, Czechs, Slovaks and Europeans generally that she procure for them and us delivery from the Communist hell hounds.
Lest we forget! The last broadcast of Czech radio as the Soviet tanks crush the Prague Spring in August 1968...
Czech National Anthem
Kde domov muj
Kde domov muj, kde domov muj,
voda huci po lucinach,
bory sumi po skalinach,
v sade skvi se jara kvet,
zemsky raj to na pohled!
A to je ta krasna zeme,
zeme ceska domov muj,
zeme ceska domov muj!
Where is my home, where is my home?
Water bubbles across the meadows,
Pinewoods rustle among crags,
The garden is glorious with spring blossom,
Paradise on earth it is to see.
And this is that beautiful land,
The Czech land, my home.

Where is my home, where is my home?
If, in a heavenly land, you have met
Tender souls in agile frames,
Of clear mind, vigorous and prospering,
And with a strength that frustrates all defiance,
That is the glorious race of the Czechs,
Among Czechs is my home.

Oh Blessed Virgin St Mary, our Lady, 
preserve us forever from the Communist devil!

Good King St Wenceslaus, the martyr,
pray for Bohemia and the Czechs and for us all!



umblepie said...

Thank you for this sober reminder of the violence and brutality of Communist aggression. May our Blessed Lady, Queen of Peace, protect and guide us.

Clear Waters said...

What happened to the Czechs? It seems like religion totally collapsed there, and it is the most unbelieving nation in Europe, but I cannot figure out why. It isn't particularly liberal, and Slovakia is a very faithful nation.

Tribunus said...

I don't think that is right. There is quite a lot of religious belief in the Czech Republic. France is worse. But the Czech lands early on were Protestantised and that always leads to a loss of faith eventually. Remember this is where Jan Hus and his followers rebelled and Czech rebels gave rise to the expression "Bohemian" meaning one who scorns social and moral norms and accepted values.

France had the Revolution which destroyed religious belief in that country for generations, save for the faithful few whose faith is stronger than ever there, God bless them.