National Geographic : 1938 Jan
Photograph byJohn Patric HOMEWARD FROM MARKET AT MOHACS, FARMERS FERRY THE DANUBE ON CARRY-ALLBARGES TOWED BY ATUG Booted, brightly dressed peasants cross with poultry and produce to sell in this river port, used by ships of many nations, atHungary's southern frontier. Far from salt water, the town has aspects of an international seaport. Death came here, in 1526, to 24,000 fierce fighters as advancing Ottoman armies, 150,000 campaign-hardened men, defeated 28,000 desperate defenders at this Magyar Waterloo. Thereafter the Turks dominated Hungary for eight generations. In 1697 they lost the battle of Zenta (now Senta, Yugoslavia), east of Mohacs, then left Hungary, never to return.