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 group of insurgents walk past the Kilian barracks after a day of fighting. In the background, Colonel Pal Maleter's tank by which he wished to retreat into the baracks on October 25 (the tank's guntower is turned to the boulevard), but got stuck in the entrance. Maleter became Minister of Defense on November 3, 1956. After the failure of the Revolution he was sentenced to death together with Imre Nagy and executed in 1958.
Townscape, Budapest, Hungary