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Eve of Destruction: the Siege of Budapest began 70 years ago Old Pictures, Old Photos, Vintage Photos, Buda Castle, The Siege, Danube River, Budapest Hungary, Destruction, Historical Photos

Eve of Destruction: the Siege of Budapest began 70 years ago | WeLoveBudapest EN

Festive carols were playing on the radio in Budapest during the days before Christmas of 1944, but this was less to spread holiday cheer than to conceal the ominous truth – the Red Army was fast approaching Hungary’s capital, and soon the entire city would be surrounded by Stalin’s forces, heralding one of the most brutal battles of World War II. The abject devastation that followed claimed the lives of countless soldiers and innocent civilians, while damaging or destroying almost every…