Last Panzer Battles in Hungary

Besides giving a detailed chronological description of the events, the book tries to find answers to these questions.

Last Panzer Battles in Hungary

Author: Norbert Számvéber

Publisher: Peko Publishing

ISBN: 9786155583292

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In the last phase of the Second World War the Sixth Panzer Army was the last army available to the German military leadership which was more or less intact and was capable of launching a major offensive. After it had been withdrawn from the Western front in the aftermath of the failed Ardennes counter offensive, it was replenished with men and gears as fully as was possible in the given circumstances, and as a result it almost regained its 1944 autumn strength. It would not have been a surprise if it had been deployed on German territory against the Allied troops advancing to Rhine, or in Silesia or in the Baltics or even if it had been sent as a reinforcement to the Army Group Vistula to defend the distant approaches to Berlin against the advancing Soviet army - reinforcement and fresh troops capable of launching counter offensives were desperately needed everywhere. But it happened otherwise: the Sixth Army was deployed in Hungary and participated in the Operation Spring Awakening, launched in the western part of the country on 6th of March, 1945. This was the last German "big offensive" in the course of the Second World War. Several questions come to mind about the operation. What were the goals originally set to be achieved by this seemingly pointless attack? What role was assigned to the once formidable German Panzer Corps? Is it true that the Soviet command used the same defense directives as had been used during the battle of Kursk in 1943 because they had proved to be viable then? What types of tanks and armored vehicles fight in West Hungary and in what numbers? How did the American made M4A2 tanks manned by Soviet crews fare against the much heavier German Panther and Tiger B tanks on the Hungarian soil? What were the losses on both sides in tanks and armored vehicles? To what extent can be the prompt and powerful response of the Soviet side - the offensive towards Vienna - evaluated as being successful? How did the Germans, the Soviets, the Hungarians and the Bulgarians use their tanks and armored vehicles in this operation? Besides giving a detailed chronological description of the events, the book tries to find answers to these questions. The facts extracted from the operational documents of the fighting sides have been supplemented with excerpts from diaries and memoirs, and even the maps have been drawn on the basis of the original ones. The author has explored some new archival sources kept in Russian archives and also incorporated some published Russian materials into his research that was neglected up until now by other researchers, along with some newly published German memoirs - all this has made possible to create a narrative of the events related to us by the author in hitherto unprecedented detail.

The Hungarian Quarterly

When Szálasi came to power as the Germans ' very last resort , the Red Army
was already deep in Hungary , winning a crucial tank battle some one hundred
miles east of the Hungarian capital . Early in The Siege of Budapest , Ungváry ...

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Days of Battle

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.

Days of Battle

Author: Nortbert Számvéber

Publisher: Helion and Company

ISBN: 190767764X

Page: 288

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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.

SS Steel Rain

Waffen-SS Panzer Battles in the West, 1944-1945 Tim Ripley. CHAPTER 16 ...
This time their Führer wanted his panzer élite to turn back the Soviet spearheads
that had overrun Hungary and were threatening the Third Reich ' s last oilfields .

SS Steel Rain

Author: Tim Ripley

Publisher: Spellmount, Limited Publishers

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Page: 224

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This miltary history gives the reader an account of the battles fought by the panzer divisions of the Waffen-SS, amongst one of the finest units in Germany. The author takes us from D-day to Arnhem, and through to the Battle of the Bulge.

Armor

SS - Panzer Division " Leibstandarte " by Ralf Tieman , Schiffer Publishing Ltd. ,
Atglen , Pa . , 1998 , 298 pp . , $ 29.95 . ... Panzer Regiment , including command
of the 7th Company during its formation and again during the Battle of Kursk . ...
An example is the final offensive in Hungary and withdrawal into Austria in 1945
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Armor

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Beyond monsters and clowns

The last mentioned commander of the 12th Panzer Regiment was responsible for
destroying 250 tanks in two months of fighting . In his last tank battle he was
seriously wounded when his last Panzer was destroyed and was captured (
Bender , Taylor , 119 , V . 3 ) . But as ... Hungary. ,. south. of. Lake. Balaton. and.
the. Budapest. area. ,. and with the little equipment they had , fought well . The
Flak ...

Beyond  monsters  and  clowns

Author: Karl H. Theile

Publisher: University Press of Amer

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Page: 490

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This is a comprehensive description and analysis of the 38 Combat-SS Divisions. The author was granted unparalleled access to all SS personnel files housed in the Document Center in Berlin, as well as interviews with veterans who served in these units. The result of this painstaking research is the most definitive work on the Combat-SS to be published in English. The author seeks to present facts that will correct the mythology and propaganda surrounding the 38 Combat-SS divisions since 1945. Contents: Setting the Stage; The Political-Military Heritage; The Formative Years; Unreadiness; Command, Strategy, Operations, Tactics, and Training; A New Elite Formation: The Birth of the Combat-SS; The Start of Armageddon to the Goetterdaemmerung: The W-SS; Atrocities During WW II: Fact or Fiction? The Military Trials and Justice; Appendix; Bibliography.

The Liberation of Hungary

Soviet Army Communiqué on the Transdanubian Battles of the End of March ,
Beginning of April 1945 24th MARCH 1945 The ... They committed to battle
several hundred tanks , assault guns , troop carrying panzer vehicles , great
numbers of ...

The Liberation of Hungary

Author: Béla Esti

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Encyclopedia of World War II

Wohler commanded the last major German counteroffensive of the war, code-
named FRUENLINGSERwACHEN (AwAKENING SPRING). ... Soon after this
failure, Wohler was forced to retreat from Hungary into Austria, prompting Hitler to
relieve him from command on 7 April 1945. In 1948, Wohler ... Mellenthin, F. W.
Panzer Battles: A Study of the Employment of Armor in the Second World War.
Trans ...

Encyclopedia of World War II

Author: Spencer Tucker

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781576079997

Page: 46

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World War II A Student Encyclopedia 5 volumes

In foreign policy, his chief aim was revision of the Treaty of Trianon of 1920, by
which Hungary had lost two-thirds of its ... In 1993, following the departure of the
last Soviet soldiers from Hungary, Horthy's remains were reburied in Kenderes,
Hungary. ... With his panzer group, Hoth also distinguished himself in the
invasion of France and Benelux in May 1940. ... for Army Group A. The Fourth
Army helped restore the German lines and participated in the Battle of Kursk in
July 1943.

World War II  A Student Encyclopedia  5 volumes

Author: Spencer C. Tucker

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1851098585

Page: 1795

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Designed with the more visual needs of today's student in mind, this landmark encyclopedia covers the entire scope of the Second World War, from its earliest roots to its continuing impact on global politics and human society. Over 1,000 illustrations, maps, and primary source materials enhance the text and make history come alive for students and faculty alike. ABC-CLIO's World War II: A Student Encyclopedia captures the monumental sweep of the "Big One" with accessible scholarship, a student-friendly, image-rich design, and a variety of tools specifically crafted for the novice researcher. For teachers and curriculum specialists, it is a thoroughly contemporary and authoritative work with everything they need to enrich their syllabi and meet state and national standards. Ranging from the conflict's historic origins to VJ Day and beyond, it brings all aspects of the war vividly to life—its origins in the rubble of World War I, its inevitable outbreak, its succession of tumultuous battles and unforgettable personalities. Students will understand what the war meant to the leaders, the soldiers, and everyday families on home fronts around the world. Featured essays look at Pearl Harbor, the Holocaust, the atomic bomb, and other crucial events, as well as fascinating topics such as signals intelligence and the role of women in war. A separate primary source volume provides essential source material for homework, test preparation or special projects. With a wealth of new information and new ideas about the war's causes, course, and consequences, World War II will be the first place students turn for the who, what, when, where, and—more importantly—the why, behind this historic conflict. 950 A–Z entries, including lengthy biographies of individuals, studies of battles, details of weapons systems, and analyses of wartime conferences—all of the topics students look for, and teachers and educators need to have for their classes Over 270 contributors, including an unprecedented number of non-U.S. authorities, many from Japan and China, giving students a truly global understanding of the war An inviting design incorporating 600 photographs, including contemporaneous images of individuals, scenes from the front lines, posters, and weapon technologies A separate primary source volume offering a wide array of materials ranging from official documents to personal correspondence An early section of 70 detailed geopolitical and military maps, show students the basic sweep of the war

Hitler s Great Panzer Heist

Chapter Nine Unreliable Allies The crews sat with their tank engines idling ; they
had just moved up to their fighting positions east of the Romanian town of Arad .
One of ... This was the last independent action by the Hungarian Army during the
Second World War and one of the very few ... Although Arad fell on 13 September
the Hungarians were soon engaged in a violent six - day battle with the turncoat ...

Hitler s Great Panzer Heist

Author: Anthony Tucker-Jones

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The prowess of the German panzers is the stuff of legend, but it is not generally known that Hitler stole thousands of British, Czech, French, Italian, Polish, and Soviet tanks and armored fighting vehicles to feed his war machine. At its height, more than 25 percent of the German tank fleet was of foreign origin. In this meticulously research investigation, Anthony Tucker-Jones tells this hitherto unrecorded story, describing how captured fighting vehicles were reused by the German military throughout World War II.

The Marshall Cavendish Illustrated Encyclopedia of World War II

German ultimatum to Hungary because of her reluctance to put Hungarian troops
under German command . 24 . Guderian orders ... Tank battle near Debrecen .
Three Soviet corps ... Final destruction of the Ardennes salient . 5 . Malinovsky ' s
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The Marshall Cavendish Illustrated Encyclopedia of World War II

Author: Eddy Bauer

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You now have the opportunity to visit or revisit the Second World War through the Marshall Cavendish Illustrated Encyclopedia of World War II. This lavishly presented, clearly written, judicious work brings the war alive through thousands of full color photographs and is made even more interesting due to the emphasis put on those aspects of greatest concern to Americans. - Foreword.

A History of Hungary 1929 1945

Each unit as it advanced was to disarm all troops of the Hungarian Army , Air
Force and Danube Flotilla found on its ... A . Two Battle Groups to be supplied by
G . H . Q . Süd - Ost : 1 . Group Süd : Battle Group A : Grenadier Regiment 92 (
motorised ) . 4th Regiment “ Brandenburg . " SS . Police Regiment 5 . Panzer ABT
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A History of Hungary  1929 1945

Author: Carlile Aylmer Macartney

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Panzers in Normandy

LVOV ARMY GROUP SOUTH 14th Army • VIENNA HUNGARY On May 10 , the
XVI Corps crashed across the Dutch ... 17 All three were subsequently awarded
the Panzer Battle Badge in silver for their exploits , receiving this decoration on ...

Panzers in Normandy

Author: Samuel W. Mitcham

Publisher: Stackpole Military History Series

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The story of one of Germany's most renowned panzer commanders*Based largely on Eberbach's own unpublished papers Details on the armored opponent the Allies faced after D-Day: In July 1944, after fighting in most of Germany's campaigns--Poland, France in 1940, the Eastern Front--and then serving as Heinz Guderian's troubleshooter, General of Panzer Troops Hans Eberbach took command of Panzer Group West near the vital city of Caen in the British sector of Normandy. During the next two months, Eberbach led German tanks against the Allied onslaught in an ultimately vain attempt to stop the breakthrough into France's interior. Captured by the British at the end of August, Eberbach nevertheless secured himself a place among Germany's best panzer leaders. AUTHOR: Samuel Mitcham, a former U.S. Army helicopter pilot and college professor, has written numerous books on World War II, including The German Defeat in the East and German Order of Battle. He lives in Louisiana. SELLING POINTS: The story of one of Germany's most renowned panzer commanders Based on Eberbach's own papers and writings Details on the armored opponent the Allies faced after D-Day 47 b/w photos

The Army Quarterly

His plan for the final battles must by then have been completely drawn up .
Should he modify it in ... transferred the Sixth Panzer Army to Hungary and
embarked upon an offensive presumably with the object of retaking Budapest .
Why , at the ...

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Armageddon Ost

Operation they would either disable the Panzers or force reinforcements had
been arriving steadily , ' Icebreaker ' was equally ... And during the Hron
operation of the previous Second had a mere 70 armoured vehicles to its
everywhere the infantry dug while maybe month . ... that this would be a battle of
to Hungary ' 20 replacements , unfortunately surprising amount of air cover ,
356th Infantry attrition ...

Armageddon Ost

Author: Nik Cornish

Publisher: Ian Allan Pub

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This book examines in detail the final six months of the war on the Eastern Front. It records the gradual and inexorable march of the Red Army towards the ultimate victory. With a narrative drawn from a variety of sources, including first-hand accounts from those who actually fought in the war, the book records the advance of the Red Army through Poland, Hungary and the Balkans and into Germany itself, and is a sobering account of the destruction of this final phase of the war in the East.

Battle of Kharkov

Panzer - Armee under the command of A chienoberts 12. thewas Porced to prove
update attempnerebilecek difficulty by the Germans . ... Korps , the 2nd
Hungarian Army and the 8th Italian On 7 January 1943 the first Russian tanks
were 20 kilometers Army were completely destroyed . ... Guards Tank Corps —
had been decimated during the recent fightPanzer - Korps would be trapped . ing
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Battle of Kharkov

Author: Jean Restayn

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Page: 410

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"Photo coverage of the German recapture of Kharkov in early 1943 ... Most of the exceptional photos have never been published before or are rare. They showcase the German armor, uniforms or other equipment and many are full page. They take the reader through the many small actions across the Russian countryside and small villages, culminating in the street fighting for Kharkov in March of 1943. The 32 pages of artwork from Mr. Restayn reflect ... the various German and Russian vehicles and aircraft which were employed in the fighting"--Page 4 of cover.

Panzers in the Balkans and Italy

In his book Panzer Battles ( Cassell , 1955 ) , General - Major F . W . von
Mellenthin relates just how unwelcome these Balkan ... II Army moved south from
Austria , supported by the 46 Panzer Korps pushing south - east from Hungary
then down.

Panzers in the Balkans and Italy

Author: Bruce Quarrie

Publisher: Aztex Corporation

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Crumbling Empire

The Last Year of the German Army : May , 1944 - May , 1945 . London ... 1977 . - .
Panzer Battles . Norman , Okla . : 1956 ; reprint ed . , New York : 1984 . Melzer ,
Walter . Geschichte der 252 . Infanterie - Division . ... Hungary , 1944 – 1945 .

Crumbling Empire

Author: Samuel W. Mitcham

Publisher: Greenwood

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Mitcham chronicles the crushing German defeats that ensued during the final months of the war.

Battle of the Bulge

Even what remained of Sixth Panzer Army was lost when butcher boy " Sepp ”
Dietrich took his men to the east , where they were thrown against the crushing
Russian forces pushing through Hungary . Dietrich took with him the last effective
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Battle of the Bulge

Author: Robert E. Merriam

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 9780345311047

Page: 182

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