Hungarian Tragedy

Peter Fryer's account of the Hungarian Revolution of 1956


Peter Fryer


Dennis Dobson, London, 1956
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Printing Details

First edition. Paperback. 18.5 × 12cm, 96pp.

This is the first full-length eye-witness account of the Hungarian Revolution to appear, Its author, Peter Fryer, resigned from the Daily Worker after his dispatches from Budapest were suppressed. He was in Hungary from October 26 to November 11, and before reaching Budapest travelled for six days through Western Hungary. He saw a people in arms demolish a regime of fear and poverty and take power in their own hands. He saw security police atrocities, and the people's terrible revenge. He saw how the revolution came to Hungary's biggest state farm. Then he watched appalled as a nation's new-born freedom was crushed relentlessly by Soviet guns and Soviet tanks. This book is full of a passionate love for the Hungarian people—and a passionate hatred of all kinds of tyranny and oppression. It combines a personal narrative with an account of the causes of the uprising and a thorough demolition of the excuses made for Soviet intervention.


The book is in good condition. There is light wear to the spine and the inner binding is a little dry but all pages still firmly attached. I'd suggest slightly gentle handling when reading though.



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