The summer of 1968. Having just left school, Roy knows little about the world, less about girls. But then he falls in love with Eva, a Czech whose homeland is invaded by the Warsaw Pact. Growing up just got a lot harder for both of them. This is a story of the struggle for identity: a newly democratic nation is not tolerated by its neighbours while a young couple’s love struggles against the intolerance of the whole world.
Keywords: 1968, August 21st, Czechoslovakia, Czech, Slovak, Warsaw Pact, Russia, Soviet Union, invasion, tanks, Dubcek, Svoboda, Brezhnev, Wenceslas, Prague, Prague Spring, love, falling in love, intolerance, identity, democracy, Manchester, West Bromwich, Black Country