OPINION

November 14, 1956

HUNGARY: London, 10 – It has been a week since the Russians attacked Budapest, the heart of the Hungarians’ anti-communist revolution. Although the invaders have large forces of armored tanks, infantry and air force at their disposal, the hopeless resistance of the Hungarian people is continuing in three forms – street battles, guerrilla warfare and passive resistance. Meanwhile, the growing tide of public opinion (against the invasion), the reaction of the United Nations, as well as the Hungarian people’s implacable resistance, has forced the Russian-imposed government, led by Janos Kadar, to adopt the tactics used by Imre Nagy’s government. In addition to radio appeals to the people to put down their arms and return to work, today a promise was made to call for negotiations for the withdrawal of the Russian troops. The military situation is chaotic. Apart from the use of tanks and aircraft, the shootings and hangings, the invaders have also employed another satanic means – famine. They have stopped supplies of food and fuel from reaching Budapest.