Recently Liberated Soviet Soldiers Move Through The Streets of Szeged

This image is astounding, not just for the moment in time that it captured — but for the different images jostling for attention. At first, it can make it difficult to place where (and when) this image is from. You don’t normally see horse-drawn carriages on the street with Maxim machine guns, but that’s exactly what happened in Szeged in 1944.

Here you can see Soviet soldiers who were recently liberated from a POW camp by comrades of the 2nd Ukrainian Front during the Battle of Debrecen. In November 1844, Soviet forces took control of the city from the Axis Hungarians and Germans.

 

Szeged

 

Szeged, Csongrád County.

November 1944.

Credit: Anti-Worlds