National Geographic : 1948 Dec
Balogh This Was Budapest. Last Winter the Germans Defended It House by House, Block byBlock, inaTwo-month Siege Victorious Russians found 49,000 Axis troops dead in the snow. All bridges, including Elizabeth (foreground), Chain, and Margaret, were down. Historic buildings were demolished, their archives scattered. Buda (left) suffered more damage than its twin, Pest, the commercial quarter across the Danube.