The Press: Portrait of Death

Out of Budapest last week LIFE brought unforgettable pictures that added up to the most eloquent report of Hungary's bloody fight against tyranny. They were the work of a virtual unknown: a gentle, pudgy free-lance photographer named John Sadovy. When LIFE released six of his pictures to the Associated Press, hundreds of newspapers across the U.S. snapped up the chance to run them. Sadovy's grim shots of fury, terror and the face of death were all the more remarkable for the cold cour age he needed to take them in the most dangerous kind of combat—a confused, vengeful rebellion in which...

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