LIFE magazine article on Hungary's women during the 1956 revolution against the Soviet Union.

A Rip in the Iron Curtain: Photos From the Hungarian Revolution, 1956

LIFE magazine article on Hungary& women during the 1956 revolution against the Soviet Union.

HUNGARIAN REVOLUTION 1956. Outside of the former central office of 'Szabad Nép', crowds try to catch the first edition of 'Függetlenség' (Independence) // photo by Erich Lessing

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.

One of the Soviet tanks that crushed the Hungarian Revolution of 1956 lingers on a street corner in Budapest, while a couple hurries past.

One of the Soviet tanks that crushed the Hungarian Revolution of 1956 lingers on a street corner in Budapest, while a couple hurries past.

Budapest, October 1956. © Erich Lessing/Magnum Photos. The Hungarian Uprising- The Soviet 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

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.

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.

23rd October 1956, Students of Eötvös Loránd University, Józef Bem monument in Budapest

23rd October 1956, Students of Eötvös Loránd University, Józef Bem monument in Budapest

Rob Gnant. Refugees on the Hungarian-Austrian border during Hungarian revolution of 1956. http://semioticapocalypse.tumblr.com

Refugees on the Hungarian-Austrian border during Hungarian revolution…

A street scene in Budapest Hungary after the start of the uprising against Soviet rule and corruption, October 1956. NSFW

Budapest Hungarian Uprising 1956 by Micheal Rougier Russian tank brought in to quell the Revolution

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.

In 1956 in Budapest,Hungary there were many anti communist riots. The soviet troops had to end the riot.

Hungary 1956 Revolution Anniversary Photo,Hungary 1956 Revolution ...

Hungary 1956 Revolution Anniversary Photo,Hungary 1956 Revolution ...

1956 Hungarian Revolution: Freedom fighters were doing a great job toppling the communists until the Red Army arrived (Stupid tanks).

1956 Hungarian Revolution: Freedom fighters were doing a great job toppling the communists until the Red Army arrived (Stupid tanks).

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