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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 insurgents have hung the Hungarian national flag in a window of the HQ of AVH, the Communist Secret Police. The Communist emblem, hammer and sickle, has been removed from the flag in the foreground.

    56-09-14/ 1

    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.

    56-09-17/11

    Aftermath of the Hungarian Revolution. Two women walk home from shopping. Around Christmas 1956, public transport was still interrupted by street damage. Budapest, 1956

    56-10-12/25

    Aftermath of the Hungarian Revolution. A woman carrying a Christmas tree. The winter of 1956 was bitterly cold; food and fuel were scarce. In a burnt-out shop, a woman sells necklaces, rings and other trinkets.

    56-10-17/10

    A newspaper stall in Budapest. In the 1950s the press was still under the tight control of Communist Party and state. Nonetheless, critical articles appeared in some papers during the summer of 1956.

    56-05-07/29A

    Matyas Rakosi, First Secretary of the Hungarian Communist Party, during a meeting of the Peoples' Front executive in Budapest. After his fall from power on July 17, 1956, he was sent into exile in the Soviet Union, where he died in 1971.

    56-05-17/ 7A

    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.

    56-05-43/15

    Factory gates are full of slogans all over Czechoslovakia. Here, a female soldier talks to an airforce officer.

    56-06-20/38

    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.

    56-09-02/19

    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 directs an armoured car in downtown Budapest.

    56-09-03/35

    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 Hungarian soldier, the red star on his cap replaced by the Hungarian national emblem; a lorry with a black flag collecting bodies of insurgents. The Hungarians buried their own, but the Soviets left without their dead.

    56-09-07/28A

    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 disabled Soviet IS-3 tank on a street covered with rubble.

    56-09-08/32A

    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 Budapest Headquarters of the Communist "Hungarian Working People's Party" insurgents burn Soviet flags.

    56-09-11/18

    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.

    56-09-13/16

    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. Two insurgents guard a side-entrance to the just conquered AVH-building. Budapest, 30 October 1956.

    56-09-14/19

    The Hungarian Revolution began with a first mass-rally in Budapest on October 23,1956.It was crushed by Soviet troops after days of street-fighting.By December 1956 155.000 refugees had crossed the Austro-Hungarian frontier.They were first received in Andau-camp.

    56-09-25/ 9A

    Aftermath of the Hungarian Revolution. A lonely cannon in the snow at Dunapentele (Sztalinvaros), the pride of Communist Hungary's heavy industry and yet a center of the Revolution in October and November 1956. Dunapentele, 1956

    56-10-02/19

    Aftermath of the Hungarian Revolution. Budapest citizens queue up in front of a department store on Rakoczi Street. Police guarded the entrance and let only a small number of shoppers enter the store at a time. Budapest, December 1956.

    56-10-09/29A

    Aftermath of the Hungarian Revolution. During the cold winter of 1956, two soldiers run through the rubble of Budapest, 1956

    56-10-12/17A

    Aftermath of the Hungarian Revolution. A little girl stands in a heavily damaged street. Budapest, 1956

    56-10-14/26A

    Aftermath of the Hungarian Revolution. An old woman sells candles for Christmas trees. Budapest, December 1956

    56-10-17/18

    A Hungarian watchtower on the Austro-Hungarian border near the Austrian village of Andau.

    98-01-02/25A

    Andau bridge crosses a small canal which forms the border between Hungary and Austria. 155.085 Hungarian refugees fled to Austria between November and December 1956; most of them came across this bridge, which was damaged by artillery fire. The bridge was reconstructed after the end of Communism and a new, friendly border crossing point was established.

    98-01-02/29A

    Five o'clock tea in a coffeehouse on the Danube promenade.

    56-05-05/23

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