A battered German officer sits on the pavement during the Prague Uprising. The uprising was an attempt by the Czech Resistance to liberate the city of Prague from German occupation. Events began on 5 May 1945 when armed Czech resistance fighters overwhelmed the Waffen-SS defending the radio buildings. The radio announcer then broadcast a call to the Czechs to rise up and asked the people in the streets of Prague to build begin building barricades and actively resisting. Elsewhere, Czech Resistance fighters occupied the Gestapo and Security Police (Sicherheitspolizei, or SiPo) Headquarters. The uprising continued until 8 May 1945, ending in a German victory and ceasefire. A day after the Germans quelled the uprising, they surrendered themselves when the Soviet Army arrived in the city on 9 May 1945. Prague, Czechoslovakia (now, Czech Republic). 5 May 1945. Image taken by Zdeněk Tmej.