A Day That Shook The World: Soviets crush the Hungarian revolt

On 4 November 1956, the popular Hungarian uprising against communist rule was ruthlessly crushed by Soviet forces.

The brutality with which the revolt was crushed shocked the world, causing thousands of card-carrying communists in the West tear up their membership papers in protest. Hungary wouldn't taste freedom for 30 further years.

Watch original footage from the uprising in this British Pathé video, above.

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