Hungarian revolution 1956

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Budapest, 1945. A German glider carrying supplies crashed into a house while landing on Vérmező.

Budapest, 1945. A German glider carrying supplies crashed into a house while landing on Vérmező.

The Hungarian Revolution of 1956 was a spontaneous nationwide revolt against the government of the People's Republic of Hungary and its Soviet-imposed policies, lasting from 23 October until 10 November 1956.    The revolt began as a student demonstration which attracted thousands as it marched through central Budapest to the Parliament building...

The Hungarian Revolution of 1956 was a spontaneous nationwide revolt against the government of the People's Republic of Hungary and its Soviet-imposed policies, lasting from 23 October until 10 November 1956. The revolt began as a student demonstration which attracted thousands as it marched through central Budapest to the Parliament building...

In front of the offices of the Secret Police, members of the Hungarian insurrection destroy Soviet propaganda and portraits of Stalin. Budapest, 1956. Photo by Erich Lessing. "The Hungarian Revolution of 1956 was a spontaneous nationwide revolt against the government of the People's Republic of Hungary and its Soviet-imposed policies. Despite the failure of the uprising, it was highly influential, and came to play a role in the downfall of the Soviet Union decades later.

In front of the offices of the Secret Police, members of the Hungarian insurrection destroy Soviet propaganda and portraits of Stalin. Budapest, 1956. Photo by Erich Lessing. "The Hungarian Revolution of 1956 was a spontaneous nationwide revolt against the government of the People's Republic of Hungary and its Soviet-imposed policies. Despite the failure of the uprising, it was highly influential, and came to play a role in the downfall of the Soviet Union decades later.

A Magyar Rádió épülete | The building of the Hungarian Radio #revolution #1956 #hungary #houseofterror #communism #radiostation #war

A Magyar Rádió épülete | The building of the Hungarian Radio #revolution #1956 #hungary #houseofterror #communism #radiostation #war

"With the rifle is Béláne Havrilla. She wound be executed for her participation. Mária Wittner holds the PPSh-41. Wittner was also imprisoned but escaped execution, freed in 1970, and was later recognized by the post Communist government with The Grand Cross, the highest order given to non-Heads of State by Hungary."

"With the rifle is Béláne Havrilla. She wound be executed for her participation. Mária Wittner holds the PPSh-41. Wittner was also imprisoned but escaped execution, freed in 1970, and was later recognized by the post Communist government with The Grand Cross, the highest order given to non-Heads of State by Hungary."

UNGARN, 10.1956.Budapest, VIII. Bezirk.Ungarn-Aufstand / Hungarian uprising 23.10.-04.11.1956:.Sowjetische Panzerabwehrkanonen in der Práter...

UNGARN, 10.1956.Budapest, VIII. Bezirk.Ungarn-Aufstand / Hungarian uprising 23.10.-04.11.1956:.Sowjetische Panzerabwehrkanonen in der Práter...

COURAGE Erich Lessing: Budapest, October 1956. © Erich Lessing/Magnum Photos The Hungarian Uprising

COURAGE Erich Lessing: Budapest, October 1956. © Erich Lessing/Magnum Photos The Hungarian Uprising

Budapest, Hungary, October 23, 1956

Budapest, Hungary, October 23, 1956

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Nagy Imre Memorial    A poignant reminder of 1956 and the failed revolution. Imre Nagy, the then Prime Minister, looks across the space that divides him from the Parliament of an Independent Hungary that he wouldn`t live to see.

Nagy Imre Memorial A poignant reminder of 1956 and the failed revolution. Imre Nagy, the then Prime Minister, looks across the space that divides him from the Parliament of an Independent Hungary that he wouldn`t live to see.

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