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Part 8: 1945-1948 – From liberation to Stalinism

Edvard Beneš in 1945, photo: archive of Czech Radio

In this podcast, the eighth in our series mapping this country’s history through the radio archives, we start with the dramatic events of the last days of the war in Prague.  The radio played a major role in the Prague Uprising, and through the archives we can map how the city liberated itself from the German occupiers.  In the two years that follow the radio archives give us a picture of a Czechoslovakia returning to some kind of normality, but in February 1948 everything changes. We tell the story as it was heard on the airwaves.   

You can find a transcript of the podcast at: https://www.radio.cz/en/section/special/1945-1948-from-liberation-to-stalinism

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