The Rakosi Battalion was a volunteer unit, formed predominantly of Hungarians, who fought in the XIII International Brigade and the CL International Brigade during the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939). The battalion was named after Mátyás Rákosi, then a political prisoner in Miklos Horthy's Hungary, later leader of the Hungarian People's Republic.
- László Rajk (political commissar) became Hungarian foreign secretary, was accused of espionage, and shot after a show trial in Hungary in 1949. 
- Ferenc Münnich (political commissar) became Chairman of the Council of Ministers of Hungary from 1958 to 1961. 
Footnotes and references
- Thomas, p 926.
- Thomas, p 927.
- Beevor, Antony; The Battle for Spain, 2006.
- Copeman, Fred; Reason in Revolt, 1948
- Eby, Cecil; Comrades and Commissars, 2007.
- Gurney, Jason; Crusade in Spain, 1974
- Thomas, Hugh; The Spanish Civil War, 4th Rev. Ed. 2001.
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