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.
Townscape, Budapest, Hungary