Days of Battle

Armoured Operations North of the River Danube, Hungary 1944-45

Norbert Számvéber

This book 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
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Date Published :
October 2013
Publisher :
Helion and Company
Language:
English
Illustration :
24 b/w photos, 16 color maps
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ISBN : 9781907677649
Pages : 288
Dimensions : 9 X 6 inches
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ISBN : 9781912174263
Pages : 287
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Overview
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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.

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