Wednesday, February 17, 2021

LIBERATORS OF BELGRADE MEMORIAL PARK


 Part of Belgrade's huge New Cemetery is the cemetery honoring the liberators of Belgrade, which lies just across the street from the New Cemetery.  It contains graves of 2,944 National Liberation Army  soldiers and 961 Red Army soldiers and the mass grave  of 1,381 National Liberation Army soldiers and 711 Red Army soldiers who died during the Belgrade Offensive.

Belgrade was liberated at the end of WWII through a military operation  from the German Wehrmacht  through the joint efforts of the Soviet Red Army, Yugoslav Partisans, and the Bulgarian Army.   Above you see the eternal flame.

TEXTING AT HOTEL MOSKVA

 It was 11 a.m.  This man had just finished a glass of white wine and an espresso, and now took to his phone.  And I to my camera. (I did NO...