Title: I giorni di Praga, dramma ed eroismo di un popolo tradito
Photographer(s): Various photographers
Writer(s): Enzo Biagi, Giuliano Ferrieri, Guido Gerosa, Gianluigi Melega, Franco Pierini, Gian Franco Venè
Designer(s): Luciano Riva, Benvenuto Gnocchi
Publisher(s): Rizzoli editore, Milano, Italy
Size: 24 x 32 cm
Print: Milano, Italy
Nation(s) and year(s) of Protest: Prague, 1968
There was a time of bewilderment and anticipation in Czechoslovakia. But now there is shooting all over the country: in Prague, in Brno, in Bratislava, in Kosice. Dull thuds echo, machine gun barrels are red-hot, the cannon of the tanks are pointed at the barricades of cars, cranes, and furniture, which have sprung up all over the streets, and lean threateningly overhead to snuff out the frank shooters. but the young men of Prague continue to wave their tattered flags, soaked in the blood of the wounded. The thirty underground broadcasters incite resistance: even if it is in vain and if, at this very moment, fifteen Russian officers are arresting Dubcek
Excerpt from the texts of the book.
Democracy is not just a form of government, it is not just what is written in constitutions. It is a concept of existence that is kissed on trust in humans, in humanity, in human nature.