The Recapture of Buda Castle in 1686
Despite Grand Vizier Suleyman Pasha’s effort to send reinforcement, the besieged Ottoman army commander, Abdurrahman Abdi Arnavut Pasha was unable to mount a counter-attack and later killed in battle. The victorious armies of Holy Roman Empire and Kingdom of Hungary took their fury to the people, killing more than 3000 Turks, slaying muslims, raping women, burning mosques and synagogues. Jews weren’t spared either.
Tony Jacques in Dictionary of Battles and Sieges named Abdi Pasha’s defensive effort under the siege heroic.
“The Roads to Heaven and Hell … Come unto me all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Mat. II, 28 …”
Did anyone else notice:
a) That lady with her leg raised? Such risque behavior! I can see an ankle *crosses self*
b) “We only live once”— I guess this is the 19th century version of YOLO, eh
The Roads to Heaven and Hell, religious tract, ca. 1896. Bilingual text in English and German. Color lithograph, R.J. Stock, Cincinnati, Ohio, ca. 1896.