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Twelve days: revolution Twelve Days: Revolution Price may vary. I Add to my wishlist. Overview Readers reviews 1 Product Details. Your rating Click on the stars for rating. Your review Headline characters remaining Review characters remaining. Add to shopping bag. The determination of the Hungarians to resist the Russians astonished the West. People of all kinds, throughout the free world, became involved in the cause.
The beginning of the end
For 12 days it looked, miraculously, as though the Soviets might be humbled. Then reality hit back. The Hungarians were brutally crushed.
Their capital was devastated, thousands of people were killed and their country was occupied for a further three decades. The uprising was the defining moment of the Cold War: the USSR showed that it was determined to hold on to its European empire, but it would never do so without resistance. From the Prague Spring to Lech Walesa's Solidarity and the fall of the Berlin Wall, the tighter the grip of the communist bloc, the more irresistible the popular demand for freedom.
Illustrations note Illustrations, maps, ports. Review quote Victor Sebestyen is a marvellous guide to the Hungarian revolution: its causes, its unfolding and its aftermath. His nuanced, intelligent account reads in part like a thriller and he captures well the drama of those fateful days This is a first-class book that should become the standard work on a revolution whose after-effects are still shaping the Europe in which we live today -- Literary Review A gripping and enlightening read Above all, it is a story of courage and decency among ordinary Hungarians.
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