One of the Soviet tanks that crushed the Hungarian Revolution of 1956 lingers on a street corner in Budapest, while a couple hurries past.
Janos Mesz, also known as “Janko of the wooden leg”, one of the leaders of the rebel group Corvin Lane, stands at the Erkel Theatre on Koztarsasag Square during the 1956 insurrection in Budapest. Photo by Erich Lessing.
The world's eyes were on Suez when, on November 4, 1956, Moscow rolled 2,500 tanks and 120,000 troops into Budapest. Hungarians, hoping to evict their Soviet overlords, had recently decapitated a statue of Stalin in their capital.
UNGARN, 10.1956.Budapest, VIII. Bezirk.Ungarn-Aufstand / Hungarian uprising 23.10.-04.11.1956:.Verlassenes sowjetisches Sturmgeschuetz in de...
A street scene in Budapest Hungary after the start of the uprising against Soviet rule and corruption, October 1956. NSFW