National Geographic : 1945 Jul
Hans Dietrich and Co. Peacetime Viennese Dance at Carnival. When the Red Army Drove out the Nazis, They Waltzed forJoy intheStreets These girls in slacks and skirts perform at the Rathaus (town hall). Liberating Russians replaced swastikas with Austrian flags and announced that fighting Viennese had "saved the honor of their nation." Prewar winter festival (note overcoats) lured thousands of visitors annually. Costume balls included "Fools' Evening."