HUNGARY: Death in Budapest

Soviet might decreed that Budapest should die. Free Budapest refused to die.

After a week of unleashed terror, the new government of treacherous Janos Kadar was still unable to control the situation. Fighting had died down to sporadic outbreaks as surviving Freedom Fighters went underground. But the country's railroads, factories and mines were at a standstill, the city of Budapest without light, heat, transport, communications or food, with thousands of unburied dead lying in its rubble-filled streets and fires burning in hundreds of buildings. At week's end, in a desperate attempt to...

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