The Hungarian Revolution 1956 cover
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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 colour plates.

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Historical background · Events of 1956 · Organization, uniforms and weapons Hungarian People's Army - Police & Border Police - insurgents · Soviet armed forces: Special Corps - NKVD troops - additional intervention forces.

Product details

Published 10 Nov 2006
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 64
ISBN 9781846030796
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 47 b/w; 8 col
Dimensions 248 x 184 mm
Series Elite
Short code ELI 148
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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Peter Dennis

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