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
Ervin Zádor Hungarian waterpolo player after the Hungary defeated the USSR in the "Blood in the Water" polo game in 1956. The Hungarian team won the game 4–0 and later was awarded the Olympic gold medal. The match was extremely violent, and was halted in the final minute to quell fighting amongst spectators.
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.
Az ismeretlen forradalom
Mindenkiben él egy kép 1956-ról. A hősiesség, az áldozatok ikonikus fotókon már mindenki előtt ismertek. Most a Fortepan-gyűjtemény ritkán látott képein a forradalom egy másik arcát mutatjuk be
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. […]
Uprising In Hungary – November 1956 – Past Daily Reference Room
Click on the link here for Audio Player: Soviet Invasion of Hungary – Nov. 4, 1956 Almost overshadowed by the Presidential election, the situation in Hungary quickly spiraled out of control b…