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8 comments:

WhitelinePsycho said...

Communism, perfect brotherly love. Tragic.

baowah said...

hungary, 1956, budapest

goosegreen_63 said...

Give peace a chance everywere..

Davidabl said...

Photo credits please?

Cycle Nazi said...

We can only hope this will never be images from our door steps, in our lifetime or our children's children's life times at least. It just seems too fucking close as of late. Who fucking knows whats next...

Davidabl said...

Warsaw Hungary, 1956.
Russian-installed communist Govt. faced opposition from local leftists(!),There was a spontaneous uprising. West promised help.Or was seen to have done so by the Hungarians listening to the Voice of America radio network. Russians intervened, West did nothing.

I remember it because my parents were terrified that america was going to to something about it and that that would lead to WW3. I was five at the time.

It doesn't much resemble any scenario that a reasonable person can imagine happening in the USA anytime soon. And probably not in Hungary either.

Davidabl said...

Never having been to eastern europe, I get my cities mixed up Warsaw=Poland, Budapest=Hungary

but here's Wikipedia's account which pretty much tells it as i remember (obviouslyWiki is better than me)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hungarian_Revolution_of_1956

A year later a family of affluent Hungarian refugees moved in up the street from us. The kids became our friends, but i don't remember asking them anything about Hungary. I know they must have been affluent because hey had a big model railroad setup in their basement. Bigger than the pool table.

Paul said...

Total devistation and so many Inocent lives taken... Such a Shame!