HU OSA 364-2 Archival sources and research material

Identity statement

Reference code
HU OSA 364-2
Archival sources and research material
1890 - 2017
Description level


Name of creator(s)
Nóvé, Béla

Content and structure

Scope and Content (Abstract)
The sub-fonds contains reproductions but also some original private and corporate, digital and paper-based archival materials relating to the more than 4,000 Hungarians who joined the French Foreign Legion (FFL) following 1945 and 1956.
Scope and Content (Narrative)
The collection includes letters, diaries, memoirs and photographs; just as highly confidential documents of the French military and Hungarian counter intelligence services. In addition, there are some paper clippings, trial documents, agent reports, and propaganda material from Communist Hungary. Besides the archival photographs, films and newsreels about Hungary 1956, and the refugees to the West, the Algerian war of 1954-1962, and the later missions of FFL, of special interest are the unique photos and copies of manuscripts and other personal records from the private archives of former FFL legionnaires. In addition to the digital records, there are paper prints in five archival boxes – manuscripts and photocopies of personal and official documents –, altogether in forty folders, with detailed index and annotations attached to each.

Not expected

Conditions of access and use

Conditions governing access
Not restricted
English, French, German, Hungarian