Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Budapest 2006

A case of historical re-enactment Hungarian style. In the UK it is mainly confined to slightly unusual (or weird !) men who dress up in armour on a Saturday morning and head to the nearest castle or fort.

In Hungary the history is a little more recent- 50 years since the uprising against the Soviets. Here they captured a Soviet era tank to take part in the protest against their lying PM. All this was on the 50th anniversary of the original uprising.

Fortunately the casualties were a little lighter this time- about 40 injured compared to 2,600 killed in 1956.

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