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Hungarian Revolution 1956, The

Hungarian Revolution 1956, The
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Hungarian Revolution 1956, The
by Osprey
Author: Erwin Schmidl, Laszlo Ritter
Publish Date: 2006
Pages: 64
Dimensions: 7.5x9.5x.25"
Restockable: Yes
Type: Softcover

Description

Stalin's death in 1953 led to unrest in several states of the Soviet empire, as their hungry, tyrannized peoples sensed a slackening in the grip of their hard-line regimes. This is an account of the October 1956 student demonstrators in Budapest who attracted growing support from workers - and, when the secret police opened fire, from many Hungarian troops. For five days they successfully fought off Soviet tanks, and it even seemed that Moscow might negotiate a withdrawal; but then the tanks rolled in again, in crushing numbers. This stirring story is illustrated with fascinating contemporary photos and meticulously researched color plates.