There were two main waves of Hungarian recruits to the Legion; the first due to adverse conditions and the imposition of Communist rule post WW2 and the second after the brutal crushing of the anti-Communist Hungarian revolution in 1956. Hungarian Legionnaires believed that they were striking back at the malign influence of Moscow by fighting against their proxies in both Indochina and Algeria.The decorations of Adjudant-chef Tasnady, one of the three highly decorated Hungarian NCOs who were killed in a short period of time during the war in Algeria. They had all joined in 1945 and together had 34 citations including 15 à l'ordre de l'Armée, 3 Médailles militaires, 2 chevalier and one officier de la Légion d'Honneur (Tasnady, rosette on the Légion d'honneur) and 8 wounds.
Tasnady was KIA on 14 May 1959 in the Ouarsenis region.
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