170 years aggo on April 4th. in 1849. Hungarian soldiers defeated advancing Austrian forces at villagge Tapiobicske.
169 years after the real Battle of Tapiobicske history enthusiasts reenacted the famous event with great joy. Hundreds of school children witnessed the unique history lesson and they enjoyed it almost as much as the people participating dressed as Austrian or Hungarian soldiers.
History enthusiasts reenacted again the Battle of Tapiobicske and Hungarian forces won the fierce battle once again. Just like I wrote about it a few years ago, this battle reenactment is full of interesting scenes this year again.
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.
On 4th April in 1949. after long drawn fights the Hungarian trops managed to get through river Tápió and defeat the soldiers of the Habsburg house then take back the village of the Hungarian populated Tápióbicske.
When I write this post TV airs again the movie about the background of one of the most memorable photos of the history (not only military history) of the US. The title is none other than Flag of our Fathers. The battle at Iwo Jima on the Pacific war scenes of World War II shot with the eye of the special director Clint Eastwood.
Normandy-like battle scenes recreated for a virus video advertising a photo shop. This video has been spreading on the web for a while like a virus. However it has been watched “only” 32 thousand times by the time of writing this post, the chart heads upward. Bets can be placed when it will pass one hundred, five hundred then 1 million views.
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