The events of Tuesday 23rd October 1956. A demonstration march by Budapest students swells to two hundred thousand strong as citizens of Budapest join in to protest against the Hungarian Communist regime. An attempt to take over the Hungarian state radio station turns into a armed battle as the secret police fire on the protesters. Rebels seize weapons from factories and armouries, the Hungarian Revolution has began. The Soviet leadership decide to sent Soviet troops and tanks to crush the revolt. A biography of the Hungarian Communist leader Erno Gero, who makes a ill judged radio address which inflames the protesters.
to be published on Saturday 18th January