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The Hungarian Revolution 1956
64 page book.

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Manufacturer: Osprey Books
Stock Number: OSP ELI148
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Authors: Erwin Schmidl Laszlo Ritter
Illustrator: Peter Dennis

About this book
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.

  • 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
Paperback; November 2006; 64 pages; ISBN: 9781846030796

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