This was drawn for the Hetalia Crack Couple Valentine's Day Contest and for Miss Wikivikiki (Happy Valentine's Day!)
I got to draw Germany x Hungary (GerHun), which is one of my all time favorite otp's, with the prompt "one is injured, the other takes care of them" Because I absolutely adore historical hetalia, I decided to portray the Gorlice-Tarnow Offensive.
"The Gorlice–Tarnów Offensive, during World War I, started as a minor German offensive to relieve Russian pressure on the Austro-Hungarians to their south on the Eastern Front, but resulted in the total collapse of the Russian lines and their retreat far into Russia. (1915) "
Side Note: I tried to find out what Gorlice and Tarnow looked like but the closest I found was a reference picture of what the Carpathians looked like (which thankfully is close/near Gorlice).
In hetalia terms, Germany gets beaten up pretty badly fighting against Russia (who eventually loses this battle), and Hungary, who I consider a mother-sister like figure for Germany when he was younger, is extremely grateful towards Germany for saving Austria-Hungary from defeat in this battle, and cradles his head and vows to protect her "little Ludwig" at all costs. This incident incites the first sparks of romantic love between these two (in my opinion).
I did use references, so I'm going to list them:
Germany's uniform (the one on the left)
Hungary's Hussar uniform *
The flying/moving Austro-Hungarian flag
*Most Russian hussar regiments wore red breeches as did all the Austro-Hungarian hussars of 1914. This rainbow effect harked back to the 18th-century origins of hussar regiments in these armies and helped regrouping after battle or a charge. ---> en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hussar *
*Also, I had a really hard time finding pictures of what Hungarian hussars looked like in WWI, so I kind of based her hussar uniform off of the first link (modern Hungarian hussar uniform) and this link ---> hu.wikipedia.org/wiki/F%C3%A1j… (the hussar in the far back to the left)*
Hetalia does not belong to me. It belongs to Himaruya Hidekaz.
The art belongs to me.
Finally more about the Eastern Front in the First World War.
I can pretty much imagine, how Hungary/Elizaveta takes care of a beat up Germany, they were allies and knew each other after all.
You Historical Hetalia Art looks nice, gon on like this^^ !