October 23rd: A National Holiday for Hungary
October 23,1956: The Hungarian revolution takes place when "Hungarians declare their independence against Soviet rule." by burning a painting of Stalin.
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The 1956 Hungarian Revolution – in pictures
Czech-born John Sadovy was sent to Budapest by Life magazine and photographed three days of the Hungarian revolution. Slipping past border guards at night, he took graphic photographs that revealed the cruel reality of the Soviet-controlled state for the first time, and earned him the Robert Capa gold medal
Female Hungarian freedom fighter smiles at the photographer during fighting in Budapest against invading Soviet forces, Hungarian Uprising, Nov 1956. She is armed with Soviet SMG. Despite heroic efforts by Hungarian fighters, the uprising was defeated forcing thousands to cross the border into Austria in order to avoid capture and almost certain execution.
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Old Photos: Hungarian Revolution of 1956 | Kansas City With The Russian Accent
Once, while I was walking somewhere with my Father, we met one of his patients. The guy had a pronounced limp. "He damaged his leg parachuting into Hungary in 1956", my Dad told me when the guy schlepped away. For a long time this was all I've ever heard about the Hungarian Uprising of 1956. […]