• Short Summary

    ITS TODAY AGAIN....TUESDAY, OCTOBER 22ND, 1958. JUST ANOTHER DAY FOR MOST OF US. HERE IN?

  • Description

    ITS TODAY AGAIN....TUESDAY, OCTOBER 22ND, 1958. JUST ANOTHER DAY FOR MOST OF US. HERE IN NEW YORK THERE'S A THREAT OF RAIN AND A LITTLE GRUMBLING ABOUT IT. BUT, GENERALLY, JUST ANOTHER DAY.

    AND, I GUESS, IT'S JUST ANOTHER DAY IN BUDAPEST, HUNGARAY, TOO. OH, THERE ARE SOME SMALL REPORTS IN THE NEWSPAPERS ABOUT THE COMMUNIST POLICE ROUNDING UP A FEW HUNDRED PERSONS FOR WHAT ARE CALLED "SECURITY PRECAUTIONS"....BUT, THEN, THAT'S GETTING PRETTY ROUTINE. THESE BRAND NEW STATUES IN PARLIAMENT SQUARE LOOK DOWN THIS MORNING ON A FAIRLY CONTENTED BUDAPEST....ON THE SURFACE AT LEAST. FOOD IS PLENTIFUL. SHOPS ARE FULL, AND EVEN GOODS LIKE FRENCH PERFUME ARE ON SALE IN THE STORES. PEOPLE ARE GENERALLY WELL DRESSED, AND A NEW MIDDLE CLASS HAS SPRUNG UP. A MIDDLE CLASS OF SHOP OWNERS, ENGINEERS, DOCTORS.....AND THEIR BADGE OF SUCCESS IS THE OWNERSHIP OF A TV SET. THE PEDESTRIANS IN BUDAPEST MOVE ABOUT IN A DIG SQUARE AT THE PARLIAMENT BUILDING WITHOUT TOO MUCH OBVIOUS CONCERN. BUT YOU CAN'T HELP BUT WONDER WHETHER THESE PEOPLE THIS MORNING ARE THINKING ABOUT TOMORROW -- OCTOBER 23RD, 1958 -- THE SECOND ANNIVERSARY OF THEIR GREATEST GRIEF.

    FOR IT WAS ON OCTOBER 23RD, 1956, THAT THE CITIZENS OF BUDAPEST ROSE IN AN ANGRY MOB.....LASHING OUT AT THEIR COMMUNIST OPPRESSORS. STALIN'S STATUE IN THE SQUARE TOPPLED -- WAS HACKED TO PIECES. THEN THE RUSSIAN MASTERS RETALIATED. POWERFUL TANKS THUNDERED INTO THE SQUARE TO BATTLE PUNY REVOLUTIONARY RIFLES. PEOPLE OF GOOD WILL IN THE WORLD WERE SICKENED BY THE CRUSHING BRUTALITY OF IT ALL. THE UNITED NATIONS TALKED ABOUT IT. BUT PRECIOUS LITTLE WAS DONE. THE DEAD LITTERED THE STREETS OF BUDAPEST -- AND ARE NOT SOON FORGOTTEN. AND ONE WONDERS WHETHER THE FIRE OF FREEDOM STILL BURNS IN BUDAPEST THIS MORNING -- TWO YEARS LATER.

    AND IN MOSCOW THIS MORNING.....RUSSIAN DICTATOR KHRUSHCHEV SAYS UNITED STATES' AID FOR UNDER-DEVELOPED COUNTRIES IS DESIGNER TO WEAKEN THEIR INDEPENDENCE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAE2KSTSNF3QEH20JFGP9NQN4J7
    Media URN:
    VLVAE2KSTSNF3QEH20JFGP9NQN4J7
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/10/1958
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:56:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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