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By Krisztin Ungvry

Conflict for Budapest: a hundred days in international conflict II КНИГИ ;ВОЕННАЯ ИСТОРИЯ Издательство: I.B.Tauris & Co LtdАвтор(ы): Krisztan UngvaryЯзык: EnglishГод издания: 2003Количество страниц: 385ISBN: 1-86064-727-8Формат: pdf (e-book)Размер: 15,5 mb RAPIDили IFOLDER zero

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26 Dec. 15 Dec. FHH 27 De c. ec . 13 D ec . 10 D 10 15 12 1/I 15–23 Nov. 1 Billnitzer 28 1 D ec 22 28 De 27. ec – 10 until 20 Dec. ov. 6N ov . 30 23 c. –12 Dec. 10 . ec D The beginning of December until 20 Dec. 18 from 20 Dec. v. 4 –6 No 1/I . until15 Nov . divisions, with a ration strength of some 60,000, faced 12 Soviet and Romanian divisions with some 110,000 troops. The smaller German contingent was obliged to bear the larger burden of the fighting and intervene to bail out the badly equipped and demoralised Hungarians.

The order for the Hussar Division to come to Pest and the prohibition on blowing up the bridges of Budapest were without doubt part of the planned ceasefire. Towards the end of the war, owing to the extreme shortage of men, 10 per cent of German units were made up of ‘Hiwis’ (short for Hilfswillige or ‘volunteer helpers’). These were either men fleeing from the Red Army for various reasons PRELUDE 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 37 (collaboration, nationality) or Soviet prisoners of war who joined the German army.

By that time only two of the fighters remained unscathed. 45 By the evening of 5 December the Soviet troops had established four bridgeheads, but three were immediately destroyed by swift German counter-attacks: only one, at 20 B AT T L E F O R B U D A P E S T Érd-Ófalu, could be stabilised. On 6 December seven more bridgeheads were established on both sides of Ercsi, although not one member of the first assault company survived the heavy barrage of the defence. Many soldiers were obliged to jump out of their wrecked boats halfway through the journey and continue swimming with their weapons through the icy water.

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