This title is presented with a new foreword by Istvan Deak. The battle of Budapest in the bleak winter of 1944-45 was one of the longest and bloodiest city sieges of World War II. From the appearance of the first Soviet tanks on the outskirts of the capital to the capture of Buda Castle, 102 days elapsed. In terms of human trauma, it comes second only to Stalingrad, comparisons to which were even being made by soldiers, both German and Soviet, fighting at the time. This definitive history covers their experiences, and those of the 800,000 non-combatants around whom the battle raged.
Dokumenteret, detaljeret beskrivelse af Hitlers hårdnakkede forsvar af Budapest under 2. Verdenskrig. Det tog de sovjetiske belejringsstyrker 102 dage at erobre den ene bydel, Buda. 800.000 indbyggere forblev i byen under belejringen. Det benyttede kildemateriale er hentet fra hidtil lukkede arkiver i Moskva og Østberlin.
The desperate struggle between the Wehrmacht and the Red Army for Budapest in 1944 and 1945 was as lethal and destructive as any of the urban battles fought during the Second World War. The losses of men and equipment sustained by the Germans were so great that they hastened the collapse of Hitler’s regime. Yet what happened in Budapest is less well remembered today than other flash points in the conflict on the Eastern Front. Anthony Tucker-Jones’s photographic history is a fascinating and graphic introduction to this neglected episode in the closing months of the war. The battle began with Operation Panzerfaust in October 1944 when the Germans seized Hungarian leader Admiral Horthy to prevent his country defecting to the Soviets. Red Army advances then left German and Hungarian units trapped in the city and sparked fifty days of intense fighting. Then in March 1945 Hitler launched Operation Spring Awakening, the reckless final German offensive of the war, designed to recapture Budapest and stabilize the Eastern Front. It failed spectacularly, opening the road to Vienna for the Red Army. The selection of archive photographs gives a sharp insight into every aspect of the fighting in and around Budapest and records the ravaged city the battle left behind.
On the Hungarian theater of war of the Eastern Front, the Soviet troops attempted to take Budapest repeatedly from the end of October 1944. However, the 2nd and 3rd Ukrainian Front forces only managed to encircle the Hungarian capital by the end of December 1944. The German troops, especially the battle groups of the Panzer Divisions and Panzergrenadier Divisions fought effective delaying combat. Dr. Norbert Szamveber, author of several books and studies on the armoured warfare in the ww2, described and analysed the fierce armoured clashes in the first phase of the Budapest Operation in detail, based principally on archival sources.
Armoured Operations North of the River Danube, Hungary 1944-45
Author: Norbert Számvéber
Publisher: Helion and Company
Days of Battle describes a hitherto neglected part of the military history of Hungary during World War II. Dr Norbert Számvéber the presents detailed accounts of four important clashes of German-Hungarian and Soviet armor north of the river Danube, in the southern territory of the historical Upper Hungary (part of Hungary between 1938 and 1945, at the present time now part of Slovakia) in three separate studies. The first is an account of the battle between the Ipoly and Garam rivers during the second half of December 1944, in which the élite Hungarian Division "Szent László" saw action for the first time. The second study is about the fierce tank battle of Komárom, fought between the 6-22 January 1945. This was an integral part of the Battle for Budapest, parallel in time with Operation "Konrad". The third part of the book describes the combat during the German Operation "Südwind" in February 1945 and the Soviet attack launched in the direction of Bratislava in March 1945. The author, chief of Hungary's military archives, has based his research firmly on files and documentation from German, Hungarian and Soviet sources. The book's authoritative text is supported by photographs and color battle maps. This is a very important new study that throws much-needed light on armored warfare on the Eastern Front during the final months of the war.
DK Eyewitness Top 10 Budapest will lead you straight to the best attractions this vibrant and historic city has to offer. Whether you are looking for delicious Hungarian dishes, beautiful public baths, thrilling nightlife or stunning architecture, this guide is your ideal companion. Rely on dozens of Top 10 lists - from the Top 10 festivals to the Top 10 museums and galleries, and to save you time and money there is even a list of budget tips and the Top 10 things to avoid. DK Eyewitness Top 10 Budapaest is packed with beautiful photography and colour illustrations providing the insider knowledge that ever visitor needs when exploring this diverse and beautiful city. Explore every corner effortlessly with the many maps included in the guide. Your guide to the Top 10 best of everything in Budapest.
Metropolitan Scenarios, Experiences and Commemorations of Total War
Author: Stefan Goebel
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
Category: Social Science
This book explores the cultural imprint of military conflict on metropolises worldwide in the First and Second World Wars. It brings together cultural and urban historians and scholars of anthropology, education, geography, and urban planning, and examines how the emergence of 'total' warfare blurred the boundaries between home and front and transformed cities into battlefields. The central contention of this volume, that total war in the twentieth century has a significant but often overlooked metropolitan dimension, is addressed, filling a gap in the currently available literature.