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Water polo and the Hungarian uprising in 1956

15 minutes
First broadcast:
Sunday 05 August 2012

In November 1956 the Hungarian uprising against Soviet rule was quickly quashed. Tanks were sent into the capital Budapest and rebels were rounded up. But the Olympics in Melbourne later that month, gave the country's water polo team one last chance to stand up to the USSR. Before his death in April this year, Hungarian water polo player Ervin Zador, spoke to Witness about the clash which became known as the 'blood in the water match'.


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