Most of these documents are dated to between the 21st and 30th of August, 1968. They consist mainly of reports concerning the invasion of Czechoslovakia and the emerging post-Prague Spring political order. Some cables were sent at the last minute by the pre-invasion Czechoslovak government, or by other local authorities as yet outside of Soviet control. Dubček's speech from August 4th is also included, broken up over 5 documents. Several documents relate to Jiří Hájek's, Dubček's Foreign Minister, trip to New York to speak before the United Nations.