And then came tanks.

Uprising In Hungary – November 1956 – Past Daily Reference Room

And then came tanks.

Click on the link here for Audio Player: Soviet Invasion of Hungary – Nov. 4, 1956

Almost overshadowed by the Presidential election, the situation in Hungary quickly spiraled out of control by November 4th 1956. News reports were coming in thick and fast regarding Russian tanks heading for Budapest with the intent on crushing a revolt that had begun in Budapest and spread throughout Hungary.

Here is a one hour excerpt of an almost ten hour special broadcast, as heard over CBS Radio on the night of November 4, 1956. It bounces back and forth between the special emergency session of the United Nations Security Council and reports from the ground in Budapest.

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