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Regular Heroes series n#2
The Hungarian Team t shirt
the spirit of swimordie
October 23, 1956, a demonstration by students of the University
of Technology and economics escalated into an uprising against
the soviet puppet government in Budapest.
November 1, however, Soviet tanks began rolling into Hungary
and from November 4 to November 10 forces began suppressing
the uprising with air strikes, artillery bombardments, and tank infantry
actions, at the time.
The Hungarian waterpolo team was in a mountain tarining camp above
Budapest, They were able to hear the gunfire and see smoke rising.
The players were defending Olympic Champions.
With the summer Olympics in Melbourne two months away,
they were moved into Czechoslovakia to avoid being caught in the revolution
The players only learned of the true of the uprising and the subsequent crack down after arriving in Australia and they were all anxious for news of friends and family.
Hungary was declared the winner since they had been leading and then beat Yugoslavia 2-1 in the final, previously beated USSR 4-0 in a match knowed historically as "Blood in the water".
Hungary win their fourth Olympic gold medal.
After the event was complete some of the Hungarian waterpolo players sought asylum in the west , they were playing no just for themselves but their whole country.
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