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Comprehension
7a Say whether you think these statements are true, false or unclear:
  • The Soviets were in complete control of Czechoslvakia by August 21st
  • The Czechs did not resist in any way at all
  • Only Soviet forces were involved
  • Dubcek was free
  • The Soviet's main reason for invading was that censorship was of the media not being enforced.


Analysis and Interpretation
7b Do you think this is a reliable summary of events in Czechoslovakia. As you think about this question, bear in mind:
  • the author of the source
  • his audience
  • the aim of his report
  • whether there is any language or use of words which makes you suspicious
  • whether the source fits with your other knowledge.


Case Study Question
Look at your answers to the questions on source 7.
Which category / categories does it fit in your worksheet?

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Report to the British Cabinet summing up the situation in Czechoslovakia in August 1968

Report to the British Cabinet summing up the situation in Czechoslovakia in August 1968