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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. Heavy Soviet T 34/85 tanks protect a street crossing on the Pest side of Kossuth-Bridge. These heavy tanks proved too unwieldy for downtown battles and many were destroyed or captured by the insurgents. The visible markings on these tanks - 430, 433 and 442 - show they are Soviet tanks; the Hungarian army did not have such tanks. In the background: Hotel Astoria.

Townscape, Budapest, Hungary