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Last soldier of WW2 died 70 years ago this day

Robert Capa's important last fallen soldier thoughts

Hungarion version
US soldier killed by a German sniper on the balcony of a house in Leipzig on April 18, 1945. - Photo by Robert Capa

Photo by Robert Capa

We don’t know it for sure if he was really the last soldier to die in the second world war even on the Allied side. It can easily be possible this is not the truth. Robert Capa however photographed his death as last and thus he is remembered to be the last allied soldier to die in the war. What makes this all most important is how Capa thinks about him in his only partially fictional autobiography.

Saint George day starts new grazing season

flock of sheep crosses Nine holed bridge

Hungarion version

Photo by Attila Volgyi / blog.volgyiattila.com

In agriculture, every year at the end of April marks the start of a new grazing season. During this time shepherds celebrate the festive of Saint George day with leading their livestock through the famous Nine holed bridge of Hortobagy, the small village known for its livestock breeding traditions and very special sight in the great plains of Hungary. Festive of the grazing season start grew not only a big celebration of the shepherds but also a tourist attraction drawing an ever-growing number of tourists to participate the countryside feeling of the event and to see with their own eyes as the animals cross the bridge.