The Saur Revolution (pronounced like "sour"; Dari: إنقلاب ثور or ۷ ثور (literally 7th Saur); Pashto: د ثور انقلاب), also romanized Sowr Revolution, and alternatively called the April Revolution or April Coup, was how the People's Democratic Party of Afghanistan (PDPA) overthrew General Mohammad Daoud Khan and his Republic government on 27–28 April 1978. They also formed a new Marxist-Leninist government in Afghanistan.
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- Surviving the 1978 Revolution in Afghanistan, a personal account of American Larry Clinton Thompson's experiences in the Saur Revolution
- How I escaped from jail in Afghanistan by Ismail Sloan, another personal account of an American who traveled to Afghanistan to rescue assets shortly after the revolution and during Daud Khan's short-lived government