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Tuesday, 5 November 2019

Random Shots for Tuesday, 5 November 2019

Filed under: Random Shots — mikewb1971 @ 11:59 PM (23:59)

Today in history


  1. Posted to Diaspora*, Facebook [ here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, and here ], Flote, and Minds

    Fireforce Ventures
    Monday, November 4, 2019 at 9:00 AM

    Today in 1956, 23 divisions of Soviet soldiers rolled into Budapest at the heart of the Hungarian Revolution. What had started as a student protest for political reform, had turned into a full-blown revolution against the repressive regime of the communist Soviet Union.

    Almost 200,000 Hungarians would flee their native country, as the Soviets brutally gunned down thousands of revolutionaries and innocent civilians alike.

    Only a few thousand would stand against them, most famously at the Corvin Pass within Budapest where this photograph was taken. Facing off against 75,000 Soviet soldiers with thousands of tanks was not a professional army. The average Hungarian anti-communist guerilla would have looked a lot like the woman in this photo, carrying an outdated bolt-action rifle. They did not number more 4,000.

    For over two weeks, they would fight stubbornly, destroying at least a dozen tanks. The fate of this female fighter is unknown, and very few of the Hungarians resistance fighters would make it out alive. The Soviet Army fully crush the resistance at the Corvin Pass on the 9th of November, and the revolution would be completely stamped out 2 days later. At least 6,000 Hungarians lost their lives, with the Soviets suffering 754 dead. The brutality of the event permanently tarnished the reputation of the Soviet Union and diminished many openly communist organizations in the Western world.

    Like many who stood up to the Soviets against overwhelming odds, the woman in this photograph was not a professional soldier. She had no helmet, no air support, and no Geneva Convention. The only thing identifying her is her lapel in the colours of the revolutionaries.

    The world can never forget the sacrifice and heroism, on that violent Fall of 1956 in Budapest. Their service to the free world is not forgotten.

    Isten, éldd meg a magyart!

    #HungarianRevolution #MilitaryHistory #ColdWarHistory

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  3. Posted to Facebook

    The start date for the 1956 Hungarian Revolution was 23 October, which is celebrated as a national holiday in Hungary, and rightfully so.

  4. Posted to Facebook

    Maybe Freedom Party International will set up an American affiliate?

  5. Posted to Facebook

    They should also wear their price tags with large numbers, like numbers on a football jersey.

  6. Posted to Facebook here

    I voted “NO” today.

  7. Posted to Facebook

    The “why” is obvious — why bother raising the advertising funds from private donations when you can just go the City’s PR budget instead?


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I Voted “NO” Today

Filed under: Politics, Principles — Tags: , , , , — mikewb1971 @ 7:00 PM (19:00)


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