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War Memorial to the Buda Volunteers Regiment

War Memorial to the Buda Volunteers Regiment

The Buda Volunteers Regiment was formed during World War II, at the time of the 100-day-long siege of Budapest. Its members were volunteers taking the Soviet side against the fascists. ... About 600 members of the regiment died a hero's death. On different sides of the monument are assaulting Hungarian and Soviet soldiers, who are joined together by a five-pointed star, representing Communist ideology, which has been blasted through the concrete. (from "In the Shadow of Stalin's Boots: Visitors' Guide to Memento Park")

Thanks to William Barletta for enhancing this image for me!

Nikon D700 ,Nikkor AF-S 24-70mm f/2.8G ED
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Zoltán Balogh24-Nov-2012 12:55
Superb image Helen! V
Frank Tran24-Nov-2012 07:34
Outstanding sculpture and intersting history! Well captured. V+
Martin Lamoon23-Nov-2012 20:45
So many memorials. v
Colin Storey23-Nov-2012 20:37
Fantastic image and detailed information. v
Bill Miller23-Nov-2012 20:35
A rather brutalist, but fascinating, monument.
Any news on your D800?
John Reynolds23-Nov-2012 20:22
Interesting sculpture. V.
Mairéad23-Nov-2012 20:19
An interesting sculpture and interesting history, with former colleagues eventually becoming enemies.