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Hungary, State Security Police, Budapest, militas, USSR

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The Hungarian flag seen here flying from a government building in Budapest with the red star cut out of it. By the end of October 1956 the fighting between the pro soviet communists and hastily organised militas had almost stopped. The new government formally disbanded the State Security Police and pledged to re-establish free elections. They also announced their willingness to negotiate with the USSR the withdrawal of Soviet forces from Hungary and the countrys withdrawal from the Warsaw pact. On November 4th a large Soviet force invaded Hungary. In the retaking of the country 700 Russian soldiers and over 2500 Hungarians were killed in the fighting. The Hungarian revolt was finally supressed on November 10th 1956 *** Local Caption *** Watscan - - 24/03/2010

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Color Black & White
Keywords 1950s,Cold War,Artillery,Flag,Communism
Credit Mirrorpix / GIW Photos
Year 1956
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