Chain Brigde history came across an unusual and very rare colour short film, which was made in 1938. It was shot in one of the toughest times in history, after WWI and the Treaty of Trianon, and just before WWII.

One might assume that Budapest did not show its best face after the Treaty of Trianon and between the two world wars. It was a tough period for the whole world. However, the footage shows a lively city.

The short film is a true rarity due to its good quality and colour pictures.

It is great to see venues that still form an important part of the cityscape. And it is even better to see places that have changed completely or also vanished.

For instance, the video shows a floral set-up at Liberty Square that commemorates the Treaty of Trianon. Something else that is hard to imagine today is how there were no traffic jams back in the 1930s.

The famous Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer media company made the compilation. It is thrilling that it has survived so many decades in such a good condition 🙂

If you want to see more videos about Budapest, click here.

Featured image: Wiki Commons By Adolphe Rouargue


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