Hungarian Revolution 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. 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.
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.
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.
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.