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    The Hungarian Revolution began with a first mass-rally in Budapest on October 23, 1956. It was crushed by Soviet tanks and artillery after days of street-fighting. Janos Mesz, "Janos of the wooden leg", one of the leaders of the insurgents'group in Corvin Lane. Mesz lost his leg in a railroad accident. He was fatally wounded on November 4th.

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    The Hungarian Revolution began with a first mass-rally in Budapest on October 23, 1956. It was crushed by Soviet tanks and artillery after days of street-fighting. Citizens of Budapest celebrate the retreat of the Soviet troops between October 29 and 30.

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    The Hungarian Revolution began with a first mass-rally in Budapest on October 23, 1956. It was crushed by Soviet tanks and artillery after days of street-fighting. Insurgents stand around a Hungarian T-34 tank painted with the Hungarian national emblem, awaiting another attack by the Soviet forces.

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    The Hungarian Revolution began with a first mass-rally in Budapest on October 23, 1956. It was crushed by Soviet tanks and artillery after days of street-fighting. Triumphant insurgents burn posters and leaflets in front of the conquered AVH Headquarters in Budapest.

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    The Hungarian Revolution began with a first mass-rally in Budapest on October 23, 1956. It was crushed by Soviet tanks and artillery after days of street-fighting. An enthusiastic insurgent recites Petöfi's "Songs of Freedom" in the broken shopwindow of the Soviet bookstore in Vaci utca.

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    The Hungarian Revolution began with a first mass-rally in Budapest on October 23, 1956. It was crushed by Soviet tanks and artillery after days of street-fighting. A large proportion of the Hungarian army supported the insurgents: revolutionaries in an armoured car.

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    The Hungarian Revolution began with a first mass-rally in Budapest on October 23, 1956. It was crushed by Soviet tanks and artillery after days of street-fighting. Citizens of Budapest celebrate the retreat of the Soviet troops between October 29 and 30.

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    The Petöfi Cercle, after two moves to ever larger rooms, finally met in the hall of Budapest's Officers' Club on June 27, 1956. 600 people were expected, 7.000 came to listen to discussions of the government's press- and information policy. The meeting was transmitted by loudspeaker to the thousands waiting outside.

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    The Hungarian Revolution began with a first mass-rally in Budapest on October 23, 1956. It was crushed by Soviet tanks and artillery after days of street-fighting. The Stalin monument was toppled in the night of October 23. Furious insurgents hack and beat at the heavy bronze.

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    The Hungarian Revolution began with a first mass-rally in Budapest on October 23, 1956. It was crushed by Soviet tanks and artillery after days of street-fighting. Between street battles, Budapest citizens look at destroyed armoured cars in Joszef Koerut. Budapest, 1956.

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    The Hungarian Revolution began with a first mass-rally in Budapest on October 23, 1956. It was crushed by Soviet tanks and artillery after days of street-fighting. In front of the just-conquered AVH Headquarters, passers-by burn pictures of Party Secretary Matyas Rakosi.

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    The Hungarian Revolution began with a first mass-rally in Budapest on October 23, 1956. It was crushed by Soviet tanks and artillery after days of street-fighting. Janos Mesz, "Janos of the wooden leg", one of the leaders of the insurgents'group in Corvin Lane, standing at the Erkel Theatre on Republic Square (Köztarsasag ter) on October 30, 1956. Mesz lost his leg in a railroad accident. He was fatally wounded on November 4th.

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    The Hungarian Revolution began with a first mass-rally in Budapest on October 23, 1956. It was crushed by Soviet tanks and artillery after days of street-fighting. While an insurgent reloads his gun, curious citizens watch from afar.

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    The Hungarian Revolution began with a first mass-rally in Budapest on October 23, 1956. It was crushed by Soviet tanks and artillery after days of street-fighting. Insurgents storm the Soviet bookstore "Horizon" in Kossuth Lajos street and burn pictures of hated Communist leaders.

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    Imre Nagy,Hungarian liberal Reform-Communist,at his home.Hungarian Prime Minister from 1953-1955,destituted by the Stalinists under Matyas Rakosi,he was made Prime Minister at the beginning of the Revolution on October 24, 1956.After the Soviets crushed the Revolution,Nagy was imprisoned and executed in June 1958.

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    The Hungarian Revolution began with a first mass-rally in Budapest on October 23, 1956. It was crushed by Soviet tanks and artillery after days of street-fighting. A Soviet major lies dead on Ulloei ut, near the Killian barracks, where Col. Maleter held out until November 8.

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    The Hungarian Revolution began with a first mass-rally in Budapest on October 23, 1956. It was crushed by Soviet tanks and artillery after days of street-fighting. Houses damaged by artillery fire in downtown Budapest,1956

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    The Hungarian Revolution began with a first mass-rally in Budapest on October 23, 1956. It was crushed by Soviet tanks and artillery after days of street-fighting. A dead AVH-man, killed during the storming of the Headquarters of the Communist Hungarian Working People's Party, is decked out with a picture of Rakosi.

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    The Hungarian Revolution began with a first mass-rally in Budapest on October 23, 1956. It was crushed by Soviet tanks and artillery after days of street-fighting. The Soviet-minted coat of arms that was introduced in 1949 is removed from a building on Clark Adam Square on 25 October.

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    Aftermath of the Hungarian Revolution. On Rakoczi-ut people pick through the rubble of a burnt-out clothing store. Budapest, 1956

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    Aftermath of the Hungarian Revolution. People carrying heavy loads through Budapest streets; loot, possessions from a burnt-out apartment,or perhaps scarce goods found in department stores. Budapest, 1956

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    The Hungarian Revolution began with a first mass-rally in Budapest on October 23, 1956. It was crushed by Soviet tanks and artillery after days of street-fighting. A man paints the Hungarian coat of arms on a truck, replacing the communist emblem of hammer and sickle.

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    The Hungarian Revolution began with a first mass-rally in Budapest on October 23, 1956. It was crushed by Soviet tanks and artillery after days of street-fighting. A destroyed Soviet gun.

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    The Hungarian Revolution began with a first mass-rally in Budapest on October 23, 1956. It was crushed by Soviet tanks and artillery after days of street-fighting. A pair of bronze boots is all that is left of the huge Stalin monument, destroyed during the night of 23 October 1956.

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