Hungary

the grave of two unknown hungarian solders in Böhönye military cemetery

Military Cemetery, Böhönye, Hungary

On the rare occasion, I drive cross-country to the city of Pécs, I pass through the village of Böhönye. On the edge of the town sits a cemetery that screams [...]
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Town Cemetery in Sümeg, Hungary

To fully appreciate the roll-call of greats buried in the town cemetery in Sümeg, you need to know the history of the place and its players. Names like Kisfaludy (Sándor [...]
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John the Valiant

Three hundred and seventy verses with 1480 lines make for one hell of a long poem. But I read them all, cover to cover, the first time I picked up [...]
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British War Cemetery Solymár Hungary

The RAF graveyard school of life

A dead man here. Another one there. This one in his 60s. The other in his 80s. Beloved father, husband, son. An inevitability. Yet to see the markers of 211 [...]
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A day of remembrance in Budapest

All Saints’ Day is one of my favourite days on the Budapest calendar. To see policemen on traffic duty inside the grounds of the city’s major cemeteries makes me smile. [...]
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