Hungary : Internal political situation in Hungary (FO371-122389).

  • Abingdon, England : Taylor and Francis, 2017.
  • London : Foreign Office, 1956.
1 online resource : colour text file, PDF


  • General Correspondence from 1906-1966 (Great Britain. Foreign Office. Political Departments) ; FO371-122389. [More in this series]
  • Cold War Eastern Europe. [More in this series]
  • FO371: Foreign Office: Political Departments: General Correspondence from 1906-1966 ; FO371-122389
Data source
  • Cold War Eastern Europe, 1947-1982
  • Cold War Eastern Europe, 1953-1960: Module 1
  • History Commons
Summary note
A file of correspondence concerning the international reaction to the 1956 Hungarian Revolution. The documents discuss a note protesting the treatment of embassies and embassy staff in Budapest during the revolution -- the transportation of Hungarian citizens to the Soviet Union -- and a rumour that Nikita Khrushchev, the Soviet leader, has visited Budapest to meet with the new Soviet-backed Hungarian government, led by János Kádár. The documents also cover the potential role of the United Nations in resolving the crisis in Hungary -- an airlift of aid into Hungary organised by the Red Cross, in cooperation with the British government -- and a transmission by the Free Budapest Radio, claiming that fighting is still ongoing in the city, and begging Western leaders for support. Other document comment on the reaction of the Yugoslav press to events -- and the organisation of a general strike in Hungary in protest against the continued Soviet military presence.
  • File date: 1956.
  • Date document(s) were released to the public domain: 1986.
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