February 1948. The big moment for Prime Minister Klement Gottwald. Twelve democratic Government ministers resign in the expectation that Gottwald will fall and President Beneš will appoint an interim Caretaker Government that will lead the country to early elections, in which the Communists would most certainly not win. Within just a few critical days this tactical manoeuvre shows itself to be sheer political stupidity and a gross underrating of the opponent.
Text: Pavel Kosatík, images: Karel Osoha
Cycle: The Czechs (9)
Year of publication: 2016
Number of pages: 128
In Edition ČT published by Česká televize and Mladá fronta
ISBN: 978-80-204-3728-0, EAN: 9788020437280