Empire of the Red Tsar

The story of the Communist take over of the Eastern European states towards the end of the Second World War as the Soviet Red Army sweeps though Eastern Europe.  For three years the Czech people did manage to maintain a multi party democracy but in 1948 the Czech Communists organise a coup to seize total control of the state.  This would be followed by the creation of a police state and purges of many including even of fellow Communists.  A biography of the Czech Communist leader Gottwald.

To be published on Saturday 30th November