Title: Květnová revoluce / May Revolution
Photographer(s): Karel Hàjek, Hlaváček, Illek a Paul, J.Doležal, J.Kučera, J.Řehák, O.Novák, R. Šembera, S.Hulik, S.Štochl, Sova
Writer(s): Jaroslav Seifert, František Halas, František Hrubin, Marie Pujmanová, Jan Alda, Josef Hora, Vítězslav Nezval
Publisher(s): Melantrich, Prague, Czech Republic
Size: 26 x 36 cm
Print: Melantrich, Prague, Czech Republic
Nation(s) and year(s) of Protest: Czech Republic, 1945
Men and boys what you have given to this city will remain here forever. What beauty there was in your simple gesture: to raise your rifle and go and fight.
On Saturday, 5 May 1945, like snow in the spring sun, the German insignia disappeared from the streets of Prague. The population joyfully took on the task of wiping everything that reminded them of six years of hated German occupation from the faces of their beloved city.