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Comprehension
2a According to the October 25th telegram, what are the crowds doing in Budapest?
2b How does this situation seem to change between the 25th and the 26th?

Analysis and Interpretation
2c Look at the tone of the telegram of the 25th.
  • Is this writer a neutral observer or a supporter of the rebels?
  • Does this affect the value of the source?

2d What evidence suggests that this is an uprising which most Hungarian people support?
2e What does this source tell us about the importance of

  • the Hungarian military?
  • the radio stations


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Extracts from a Foreign Office telegram reporting back to London on the situation in Hungary in October 1956

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Extracts from a Foreign Office telegram reporting back to London on the situation in Hungary in October 1956