‘In the early hours of this morning, Soviet troops launched an attack against our capital city with the obvious intention of overthrowing the lawful, democratic, Hungarian government. Our troops are in combat. The government is in its place. I inform the people of the country and world public opinion of this.’
Broadcast of Imre Nagy, 4 November 1956
The former Hungarian prime minister Imre Nagy was executed today in 1958 for his role in the failed Hungarian revolution against the Soviet invasion of 1956.
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