It is common in wars for troops to arrange local truces and cease-fires with their opponents. Sometimes this occurs between nations when there are several countries on each side of a conflict. Such was the case in World War II when, in August 1943, Hungary and Great Britain reached an understanding that Allied aircraft flying over Hungary (to bomb other Axis targets) would not be fired upon. In return, the Allies would not bomb Hungary. Hungary was an uneasy ally of the Germans, and Hungarian troops had taken an awful beating on the Russian front in the previous year. This particular agreement was hammered out by British and Hungarian diplomats stationed in Turkey. The Germans were not amused when they found out. Germany took control of Hungary in March 1944, and this agreement came to an end, as the Germans were now in charge of the antiaircraft guns.