Godina je 1456 i Mehmed Osvajac dolazi pred zidine Beograda sa ogromnom vojskom koja je ukljucivala i mornaricu na Dunavu nakon velicanstvenog osvajanja Carigrada 1453.
Beograd brane Madjari i Srbi koji ce tokom bitke biti podrzani Krstasima. Kazu da su srpski branioci odbranili kljucni turski napad kada su Osmanlije prodrle unutar zidina Beograda sto je ovekoveceno u verovatno fiktivom liku Titusa Dugovica,
Hriscani krajnjim naporom pobedjuju a u znak pobede papa Kalist III(isti onaj koji je ponistio inkvizitorski sud protiv Jovanke Orleanke ali ona je vec bila spaljena) naredjuje da sirom katolickog sveta, koji je tada bio ceo zapad pre reformacije, zvone zvona tacno u podne.
Od tada kada cujete zvona na katolickim crkvama ona zvone u cast Beograda. Imao sam prilike u Luvru da vidim sliku koja je posvecena papi Kalisti III koja bas govori o ovim dogadjajima.
The Story of the Noon Bell Tolling
For those less acquainted with the history of Europe, I’ll have to bring up the Siege of Belgrade. The military blockade occurred in 1456, when the Ottoman Sultan Mehmed II mobilized his armies trying to crush the Kingdom of Hungary.
The attack was a major issue for the entire Europe, especially after the fall of Constantinople in 1453. The fall of the fortress city of Belgrade would have opened the gates of Europe to the Turks and that would have certainly changed the history of the world.
In 1453 Hungary was in a difficult situation, as it had no strong centralized kingship. The Kingdom had been torn by rivalries in the years preceding the battle. The most powerful of these leaders was János Hunyadi, the Voivode of Transylvania, who had fought of many battles against the Ottomans before. Seeing the fall of Constantinople and the imminent invasion of the Turks, Hunyadi quickly tried to make peace with his enemies and united the Hungarians against the aggressor. But none of his rival was willing to assist him in the battle. Thus at Belgrade Hunyadi stood alone against the Ottomans.
During the siege of Belgrade, Pope Callixtus III asked all Catholic kingdoms in Europe to pray for the victory of the defenders. He ordered every church to toll the bells every day at noon, as a reminder for the prayers. The siege turned into a major battle, during which Hunyadi led a sudden attack that overran the Ottoman camp. Sultan Mehmed the Conqueror was wounded during that battle and forced to retreat. The Turkish advance was stopped for the the next 70 years.
Mozda najveca pobeda u madjarskoj istoriji i jedan od najvecih poraza Osmanlija u svojoj istoriji.
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