Seen this on the BBC web site. Worth a visit.
After seven years as a Soviet satellite state, many in Hungary were
chafing at the restrictions imposed by the communist government.
In October 1956, thousands of people came onto the streets of Budapest to demand greater freedom
In a confrontation with Hungary's secret police, several unarmed demonstrators were shot and killed.
Violence flared forcing Soviet troops to withdraw from the capital.
But the Hungarian revolution's triumph was short lived as Peter Pallai, who joined the demonstration told Witness. Link