• Short Summary

    First on-the-sport picture of struggle for freedom in the streets of Budapest - very disturbing.

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    Budapest, Hungary.

    GV. Battle area in the main street of Budapest, with Russian tanks in the distance. Pan round to another street with Russian tanks and wrecked vehicle in foreground. SV. Shell battered building, pan to wreckage in street and knocked out Russian tanks. SV. Hungarian people standing by watching events. GV. & SV. Russian tanks lined up in roadway. SV. Wind blowing leaves about, pan up to people rushing past camera and Russian tanks outside Town Hall. Looking up as Hungarian plane flies over buildings. LV. Sniping, going on in street and people standing in doorways. SV. Scared women running along pavement to take cover. AS. Another Hungarian plane flying over buildings. SV. Boy and two women running across roadway to take cover. SV. People rushing down roadway to take cover from sniping. LV. Firing from window in building. GV. Firing going on in street. SV. Pan, Red Cross lorry speeding down the road. SV. Pan, Hungarian tank moving down roadway. GV. Wrecked street and tanks. SV. & LV. Towards and pan, Hungarian tank racing down roadway. CU. Man with bandage round his head. LV. Hungarian tank in street. SCU. Man waving Hungarian flag from turret of tank. LV. & SV. People rescuing car from centre of roadway pushing it out of danger area. AS. Large shell hole in building. SV. Hungarian soldier and civilian, both armed, moving cautiously up roadway. SV. Pan, completely wrecked vehicles in roadway. CU. Wrecked shot up car. SV. Dead Russians and Secret Police lying amongst rubbish in roadway. SV. Dead Russian soldier. SV. Hungarian civilian looking at dead Russian Secret Police laying in roadway. Travel shot along roadway, showing wrecked and overturned street cars. CU. Street sign Marko. SV. Pan, a lorry driving past burning Communist books and papers. LV. Communist books and papers burning in a large pile in centre of road. SCU. Pan, Hungarian civilians looking on.

    SV. Hungarian people milling around wrecked car outside wrecked building, pan up to a woman trying to pull down large red star on building. SV. People looking up. CU. Woman being pulled back to top of building after trying to wreck red star. LV. Hospital with Red Cross flag flying. SV. Interior of wreckage, bed in ward. CU. Corner of damaged building with road sign "Jozsef Street". LV. Wrecked Russian tank in centre of roadway. SV. Shell hole in building caused by Russian tanks firing. SV. Pan, worried Hungarian people milling around. SV. Group of Hungarians, pan down to a secret policeman badly mutilated and lynched. SV. Pan, civilians, one civilian holding type of automatic gun. LV. Wrecked Russian tank in doorway of building. SCU. Worried looking Hungarian civilian and soldier. SV. Pan, wrecked tanks in roadway, pan up to shell torn building. SV. Wrecked Russian tanks in roadway, dead body in foreground. LV. Wrecked Russian tanks in roadway, pan to wrecked tank and dead bodies lying in foreground.

    (F.G.) (Orig.F.)

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    Film ID:
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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:40:23:00 / 01:43:42:00

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