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October 23,1956 | The Hungarian revolution takes place when Hungarians declare[d] their independence against Soviet rule.

October 1956 - The Hungarian revolution takes place when "Hungarians declare[d] their independence against Soviet rule.

Flag of Hungary, 1956, with the communist coat of arms cut out. The flag with a hole became the symbol of the revolution. (Photographed at the "Corvin köz") Source: Wikpedia

During the 1956 Hungarian Revolution, this was the Flag of Hungary: with the communist coat of arms cut out. The flag with a hole became the symbol of the revolution. (Photographed at the "Corvin köz")

Hungarian Revolution 1956

The "Kossuth arms",the Hungarian national emblem of the republic of has been painted on a APC armoured car captured by the insurgents.

LEST WE FORGET Erich Lessing: Budapest, October 1956. © Erich Lessing/Magnum Photos The Hungarian Uprising- The Russian Communist emblem cut out of the Hungarian flag

LEST WE FORGET Erich Lessing: Budapest, October © Erich Lessing/Magnum Photos The Hungarian Uprising- The Russian Communist emblem cut out of the Hungarian flag

Hungarian Revolution of 1956. Budapest boys from about twelve to late teens…

Hungarian Revolution of Budapest boys from about twelve to late teens carrying rifles, to fight with Hungarian Freedom Fighters during revolution against Soviet-backed regime.

Picket lines at Russian legation with signs and pictures about Russian tyranny at Budapest re Hungarian Revolution. Location: New York, NY, US Date taken: November 1956 Photographer: Walter Sanders Life Images http://images.google.com/hosted/life/l?imgurl=f74480d354bc64fb

Picket lines at Russian legation with signs and pictures about Russian tyranny…

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Hungarian freedom fighter holding up a flaming picture of Lenin, which belonged to a Soviet propaganda bookstore stormed by angry crowds earlier.

ERICH LESSING - HUNGARIAN REVOLUTION 1956 --- Soviet bookshop is attacked by revolutionaries, books & portraits of hated communist leaders burnt in the street. An enthusiast recites poems by Sandor Petöfi, the poet of Hungarian uprising of 1848. More photos here: http://blog.burnedshoes.com/post/80507359045

ERICH LESSING - HUNGARIAN REVOLUTION 1956 The beginning of the De-Stalinization period in Hungary favoured the development of an opposition movement, particularly among students and intellectuals.

Ervin Zádor Hungarian waterpolo player after the Hungary defeated the USSR in…

Blood in the water at the 1956 Olympics

n 33 days after the Soviet Army invaded Hungary, the two nations faced each other in an Olympic water polo match, known as the “Blood in the Water match.” Hungary defeated the Soviet Union and went on to win the gold medal.