A mysterious American in the Hungarian Revolution

Communism, Cold War, 1956, revolution, Soviet Union, Budapest, Hungary, American, Private Tours


Who was this strange American fellow, who appeared in Budapest in a military uniform without insignia during the heavy street fights against the Soviets on November 1, 1956? Why – according to an AVH agent’s report – the U.S. diplomats thought he was a Communist and practically locked him up in the Legation building a few days later?

According to the Hungarian agent – planted inside the U.S. Legation – on the day of the second and final Soviet invasion on November 4, 1956, this Mr. X got into such a verbal fight with Spencer Barnes, the Legation’s Deputy Chief of Mission that the Marine Security Guards almost beat him up. After that, he remained under strict supervision and wasn’t even allowed to leave the building after the Soviets allowed a convoy of Western newspapermen to leave the country towards Vienna.

If you are really curious about this person, come to our “Spies and Masters” private tour in Budapest, and find out! You can book our tour HERE – until August 1 on a special price.

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