The Hungarian Revolution began with a first mass-rally in Budapest on October 23,1956.It was crushed by Soviet troops after days of street-fighting.The insurgents have unfurled the Hungarian national flag in a window of the Headquarters of AVO,the Communist Secret Police,while in the foreground a flag has been stripped of the Communist symbol, hammer and sickle.

LEST WE FORGET Erich Lessing: Budapest, October © Erich Lessing/Magnum Photos The Hungarian Uprising- The Russian Communist emblem cut out of the Hungarian flag

Erich Lessing Budapest, 1956

During the very cold winter of a small boy carries a large piece of firewood home, Photo credit: Erich Lessing

Aftermath of the Hungarian Revolution:a policewoman directs non-existing traffic at a Budapest crossing. Budapest,1956

Aftermath of the Hungarian Revolution:a policewoman directs non-existing traffic at a Budapest crossing.

Dead members of the Secret Police, ordered to protect the Budapest headquarters of the Communist Party, lie lined up in front of the just conquered building.

Dead members of the Secret Police, ordered to protect the Budapest headquarters of the Communist Party, lie lined up in front of the just conquered building.

The "Kossuth arms",the Hungarian national emblem of the republic of 1946, has been painted on a BTR-152 APC armoured car captured by the insurgents. Corvin Lane, October 1956.

The "Kossuth arms",the Hungarian national emblem of the republic of has been painted on a APC armoured car captured by the insurgents.

Erich Lessing 1955 GREECE. Crete. 1955.

Erich Lessing 1955 GREECE. Crete. 1955.

Two insurgents at the corner of Kisfaludy Utca in downtown Budapest.

Two insurgents at the corner of Kisfaludy Utca in downtown Budapest.

Insurgents have hoisted a Hungarian flag on a captured Soviet tank in front of the New York Palace on Lenin Ring (today again Erzebet körut) near Blaha Lujza Square.

Insurgents have hoisted a Hungarian flag on a captured Soviet tank in front of the New York Palace on Lenin Ring (today again Erzebet körut) near Blaha Lujza Square.

The Hungarian Revolution began with a first mass-rally in Budapest on October 23,1956.It was crushed by Soviet tanks and artillery after days of street-fighting.In front of the Budapest Communist Party Headquarters, passers-by burn pictures of Party Secretary Matyas Rakosi.

Burning of photos of Communist leader during Hungarian Uprising Oct.

The Hungarian Revolution began with a first mass-rally in Budapest on October 23,1956.It was crushed by Soviet tanks and artillery after days of street-fighting. Large parts of the Hungarian army went over to the insurgents;revolutionaries riding an armoured car.

The Hungarian Revolution began with a first mass-rally in Budapest on October was crushed by Soviet tanks and artillery after days of street-fighting. Large parts of the Hungarian army went over to the insurgents;revolutionaries riding an armoured car.

Heavy Soviet T 34/85 tanks protect a street crossing on the Pest side of Kossuth-Bridge. These heavy tanks proved too unwieldy for downtown battles and many were destroyed or captured by the insurgents. The visible markings on these tanks - 430, 433 and 442 - show they are Soviet tanks; the Hungarian army did not have such tanks. In the background: Hotel Astoria.   Townscape, Budapest, Hungary

Das Ende: Am November beziehen sowjetische Kampfpanzer vom Typ auf.

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A young couple contemplates the giant Stalin monument on Budapest's Heroes Square.

A young couple contemplates the giant Stalin monument on Budapest's Heroes Square.

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