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Description - The Hungarian Revolution 1956 by Erwin A. Schmidl

The Hungarian Revolution of October 1956 was the most important armed rising against the USSR during the Cold War. The spontaneous demonstrations by students and workers were joined by Hungarian soldiers, and the first Soviet troops sent in to crush the insurgence were forced to withdraw. However, after a brief hopeful pause, stronger Soviet forces invaded again, bring with them tanks, paratroopers and NKVD units. The rebels were crushed. Published to mark the 50th anniversary of this uprising, this book uses new sources and provides an interesting reassessment five decades after the revolution.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781846030796
ISBN-10: 184603079X
Format: Paperback
(248mm x 184mm x 7mm)
Pages: 64
Imprint: Osprey Publishing
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 7-Nov-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Erwin A. Schmidl

Dr Erwin Schmidl is an Austrian government historian who is on the staff of a Vienna museum. In 2003 he edited a scholarly anthology on the revolution for Austrian & German publishers. The author lives in Wien, Austria.