Publisher's Letter, Dec. 10, 1956

Dear TIME-Reader:

HUNGARY'S FIGHT FOR FREEDOM (96 pp.) The Editors of LIFE—Time Inc. (50¢).

WHEN the Hungarians first rose in courageous revolt, their Communist government quickly cut communications with the outside world. But Western newsmen were soon shuttling across the Austro-Hungarian border. Their first piecemeal reports came back in fragments as staccato as burp-gun bursts, and first photographs could give only scattered glimpses of the struggle. This week the editors of LIFE present a report in detail and depth of the critical period of the revolution in a book called Hungary's Fight for Freedom, compiled from on-the-spot reports by TIME and LIFE correspondents...

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