1956 through eyes of western diplomats exhibition opens in Budapest
Britain's ambassador Iain Lindsay said at a related press event that the job of the British diplomats and their Hungarian and British colleagues had been to observe and document the events taking place on the street at the time. The personal observations and reports were important for British diplomats in such organisations as the United Nations Security Council, he said.
The ambassador paid tribute to Hungarian colleagues working at the embassy in 1956 who had taken great risks in the course of their duty.
The events of October and November 1956 can be glimpsed through the material of the British embassy's reports, which are now unshrouded from secrecy, as well as the personal recollections of erstwhile British and Hungary employees at the exhibition and at www.1956nezopontok.hu.