In 1956 the Hungarian nation revolted against their Soviet masters. The Soviets responded with massive force – columns of tanks that went on for miles, like an interminable death train. The rest of the world looked on dumbfounded. They did nothing. The Hungarians fought against overwhelming odds – in the teeth of air strafing, tanks, and artillery – they fought and they died. And the rest of the world drank tea and chased women as the youth of Hungary were massacred by their gallant Soviet allies – as the dictatorship of the proletariat murdered workers in the street. It’s a little told story. Most people have never heard of it. Today you won’t be one of them. It’s all for free on Battlecast – the world’s foremost podcast on war and it’s sociopolitical impact.
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Twelve Days: The Story of the 1956 Hungarian Revolution by Victor Sebestyen
The Cambridge History of the Cold War edited by Melvyn P. Leffler and Odd Arne Westad
The Hungarian Revolution 1956 by Erwin Schmidl et al.