Foreign News: The Rivalry of Exhaustion

It was a month to the day since the Russians returned to crush, by treachery and murder, the first nation ever to throw off a Communist regime. At a street corner near the Danube, two Budapest housewives raised the Hungarian tricolor aloft and shouted: "Any more Hungarians? Only women wanted this time."

Housewives, young girls, black-shawled old women, they streamed from shopping queues, broken buildings, rubble-strewn side streets. Then, 4,000 strong, the widows and sisters of Budapest marched for Heroes Square to honor the memory of their men. As they trudged through the...

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