Hungarian Revolution of 1956
Armoured Units Crossed Into Buda and Fired The First Shots at The Army Barracks on Budaörsi Road
Thus before a single shot was fired, the Soviets had effectively split the city in half, controlled all bridgeheads, and were shielded to the rear by the wide Danube river. Armoured units crossed into Buda and at 04:25 fired the first shots at the army barracks on Budaörsi Road. Soon after, Soviet artillery and tank fire was heard in all districts of Budapest.