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#1 Owen

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Posted 31 January 2007 - 09:32 AM

Just heard one of my mates is getting married in Budapest in September.
We've been invited.
Too good an opportunity to pass up to visit an Eastern Front battlefield. ;)

Apart from this Soviet Memorial anything else to see WW2 related?

Budapest - Soviet War Memorial

Looks like might have to read this.
The Siege of Budapest


One hundred and two days passed between the appearance of the first Soviet tank and the final capture of Buda Castle. More than 80,000 Soviet troops and 38,000 German and Hungarian soldiers were killed; about 38,000 Hungarian civilian lives were lost. Civilian casualties were extraordinarily high because the city’s 800,000 noncombatant residents were never evacuated.


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Posted 31 January 2007 - 02:11 PM

Museum of Military History and so called House of Terror (KÖZÉP- ÉS KELET-EURÓPAI TÖRTÉNELEM ÉS TÁRSADALOM KUTATÁSÁÉRT KÖZALAPÍTVÁNY)
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#3 Owen

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Posted 23 March 2007 - 12:45 PM

Call me stupid but I can't locate the Soviet Memorial , help!
I think this is it, 47°30'16.02"N 19° 3'1.51"E.
Can't see it on GE but there are links to photos of it.
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Posted 23 March 2007 - 12:59 PM

Just heard one of my mates is getting married in Budapest in September.
We've been invited.
Too good an opportunity to pass up to visit an Eastern Front battlefield. ;)

Apart from this Soviet Memorial anything else to see WW2 related?

Budapest - Soviet War Memorial

Looks like might have to read this.
The Siege of Budapest


You know you have to have a foot on each bank of the Danube to be in Buda Pest!
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My project is the collection of over 11,400+ RAAF Headstone/Memorial photos located in 70 countries during WW2 and the 360+ from WW1. Can you assist? Do you know someone that can?
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My Avatar is my dad, Gunner Frederick Edwin Swallow "C" Company, 2/8th Battalion, 19th Brigade, 6th Division AIF. Critically wounded on the first attack on Tobruk, January 21st 1941.



 


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Posted 23 March 2007 - 01:10 PM

Well I have long legs.
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Posted 23 March 2007 - 01:24 PM

Well I have long legs.


Okay daddy!
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My project is the collection of over 11,400+ RAAF Headstone/Memorial photos located in 70 countries during WW2 and the 360+ from WW1. Can you assist? Do you know someone that can?
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My Signature photo is the Battalion history of WW2 and the patch of the 2/8th battalion. (Blood & Bandages)
My Avatar is my dad, Gunner Frederick Edwin Swallow "C" Company, 2/8th Battalion, 19th Brigade, 6th Division AIF. Critically wounded on the first attack on Tobruk, January 21st 1941.



 


#7 Owen

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Posted 24 March 2007 - 09:13 AM

Found some footage of the battle, starts off in Courland though.
YouTube - Battle of Budapest
similar footage here without commentery
YouTube - The battle and supplies of Budapest=

YouTube - Hungary 1944 Pest county

To be honest it could be anywhere on the Eastern Front.
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Posted 30 March 2007 - 10:42 AM

Book just arrived, looks brilliant.
Full of tables, lists, maps, photos.
Just need to finish "Ivan's War" first.
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Posted 05 April 2007 - 07:30 AM

Thanks to a link from AMVAS found this rather interesting book.
Military Chronicles Series MCS-010 The Sturm of Budapest. Elite forces of a Reich on www.Aviapress.com. Model kits, Military Books and Magazines - the choice of the whole internet.
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Posted 30 May 2007 - 01:19 PM

Can't see us going on this trip either.
Mate had problems booking wedding.
Now that he has, the plane tickets have shot up to £318.96 (inclusive of taxes etc etc)for the two of us.
Back in January we could have done it for about £125.
I can't justify £318 for a weekend when for less we could a family holiday for a week in Normandy in October.
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Posted 30 May 2007 - 09:36 PM

Owen hope this is helpful but sometimes (if it is appropriate to ask) it is cheaper to book the flights in Hungary rather than here. I also think that many of the systems will ignore the cheaper flights if you book returns. I am given to understand that it is better to book the outgoing and return flights as separate entities. Hope you get to go; it is such a beautiful city at any time.
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Posted 30 May 2007 - 10:18 PM

We could afford it if we went Thursday as that has cheaper flights.
Problem is us both geting more time off work (ha ha) and leaving the three children at grandparents for 3 or 4 nights and getting them to school too.
Then add £100+ for hotels in Budapest.
It really looks a non-starter now.
Really annoying as I'm waiting for "After The Battle" Issue 40 to come in the post. The Budapest issue.
If only we'd booked in January.
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Posted 31 May 2007 - 08:53 PM

It's booked we're going!!
All of us over here told our mate we couldn't afford it. +/- £500 , too much.
Meant he'd only have 2 of his brothers going.
He spent ages on the net finding some better deals.
Everyone who said they'd go is now going.
Even us.
All staying in same hotel then the wedding in the Castle.
What's more ALL on his Credit Card, just owe him £299 now, that is everthing including taxes & 4 star hotel.
Now to await arrival of ATB magazine.
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Posted 31 May 2007 - 08:58 PM

Glad it has all worked out for you matey.
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Posted 31 May 2007 - 09:00 PM

Now to plan summer holiday.
This week as trip to France didn't happen , Mrs D painted the doors I put up on our last holiday in February.
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Posted 02 June 2007 - 08:16 PM

ATB issue 40 arrived today.
Some excellent pictures for me to look up in our breif visit in Sept.
Thanks VP for the heads up on that.
Bit dissappointed it about the German Operation Magarethe in 44 rather than the battle in 45.
Still good though.
As JPP was there in 1882 when the Iron Curtain was still up, he did all his NOW shots using traced outlines as he didn't want to take his THEN photos of German kit, insignia etc to a Communist country as risk trouble with the Authorities.

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Posted 02 June 2007 - 08:25 PM

ATB issue 40
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#18 Owen

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Posted 02 June 2007 - 08:26 PM

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Posted 03 June 2007 - 10:18 PM

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Posted 04 June 2007 - 04:05 AM

I sure hope the food is good or you will be so....................!Posted Image
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My project is the collection of over 11,400+ RAAF Headstone/Memorial photos located in 70 countries during WW2 and the 360+ from WW1. Can you assist? Do you know someone that can?
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My Signature photo is the Battalion history of WW2 and the patch of the 2/8th battalion. (Blood & Bandages)
My Avatar is my dad, Gunner Frederick Edwin Swallow "C" Company, 2/8th Battalion, 19th Brigade, 6th Division AIF. Critically wounded on the first attack on Tobruk, January 21st 1941.



 


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Posted 24 September 2007 - 08:51 AM

Had a great weekend, only down side was breaking our month old digital camera on the dance floor whilst carrying the bestman, but that's another story. :)
Took some then and now photos arond the city.
Some of them aren't exact matches as I wasn't going to carry the Battle for Budapest book and ATB magizine around with me so I left them in the hotel room but got these anyway.
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Posted 24 September 2007 - 08:52 AM

The Castle.
The "then" photos are from ATB Number 40, Budapest.

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Posted 24 September 2007 - 08:55 AM

The Tunnel used by the Germans as their HQ during the battle.
Top photo from ATB, middle from Ungvary's book, bottom taken from Hungarian taxi.
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Posted 24 September 2007 - 08:59 AM

Erzebet Bridge.
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Posted 24 September 2007 - 09:00 AM

The Chain Bridge from Ungvary's book.
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Posted 24 September 2007 - 09:34 AM

Some great photos there Owen - looks like the weather was kind to you!
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Posted 24 September 2007 - 09:51 AM

I cant see the photos!!!! :(
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Posted 24 September 2007 - 09:55 AM

I cant see the photos!!!! :(


Oh what?
Ger, I've added the images from this page.
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Posted 24 September 2007 - 10:28 AM

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Posted 24 September 2007 - 10:38 AM

Weather was great, location was great, friends were a great laugh, the Hungarians were really nice even though I just couldn't get a grip with the language, so unlike any other i can get by in.
Oh yes we went to a wedding as well.

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