Scenes of insurrection in Budapest, Hungary, and reactions throughout the world.
Budapest Hungary Date:1956 Duration:2 min 56 sec Sound:Yes
A revolution against the Stalinist government in Hungary. Civilians, police and military mingling amiably. Hungarian Communist Leader, Janos Kadar enters a car with an Army General. Civilians walk around a Soviet tank in a market. Hungarian soldiers stand on roads and talk to each other. Animated map shows flow of Soviet Forces surrounding Budapest to put down the insurrection. Soviet tanks firing point blank into buildings. Fires raging. A radio announcer is seen at a center from which multilingual broadcasts are being made about the events in Budapest. A technician in broadcast center. Speaker labeled "Hungarian." Brief view of UN meeting in New York. Revolutionaries fire on Soviets from remnants of destroyed buildings. Damaged Soviet tank. Hungarian National flags fly over abandoned litters in a small park. Dead revolutionary in a coffin being transported for burial in a cemetery. Some snow on the ground. People in various parts of the world express sympathy for the Hungarian insurrectionists. Black wreathes are hung. Youth in West Berlin, Germany, carry banner calling for Freedom for Hungary. Supportive demonstrations in Vietnam, France, and Italy. Black wreathes are placed in Poland.
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