Radio Budapest Reports on the Soviet Invasion of Hungary and related media

Radio Budapest Reports on the Soviet Invasion of Hungary

On November 4, 1963, the Soviets launched an attack to quell the Hungarian Revolution, which began on October 23. A Radio Budapest correspondent reads a statement delivered earlier by Hungarian Premier Imre Nagy charging the Soviets with attempting to overthrow Hungary's "lawful democratic government."

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