A Weapons Inventory
The Hungarian fighters in 1956 were rightly admired throughout the world for their attacks on the Soviet Army with a hodgepodge of scrounged up weapons, home-made molotov cocktails, and their bare hands.
But there was still quite a variety of weaponry on the Budapest streets, some of which was quite surprising and some of which, like the first photo of an insurgent using an AK-47, would change the entire face of insurgencies in the future.
We’ve assembled a brief inventory of the weapons used, some on both sides.
For our ongoing series about the Hungarian Revolution of 1956, click here.
- November 20, 2020