Battle for Budapest: 100 days in World War II by Krisztin Ungvry

By Krisztin Ungvry

Conflict for Budapest: a hundred days in global 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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It was for this purpose that the 4th Guard Army, stationed in Galicia, had been attached to the 3rd Ukrainian Front on 18 October. On 9 November Tolbukhin’s troops had established a bridgehead at Kisko´´szeg on the Danube, which they continued to expand. On 12 November Malinovsky had been ordered to hand the 31st Guard Rifle Corps over to Tolbukhin; on 27 November, three days after Timoshenko’s report, he had received the same order in respect of the 5th Cavalry Corps. Thus, with the front line gradually shifting west in southern Transdanubia, Soviet forces were in a position to approach Budapest from the southwest.

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59 Although the positions were recaptured in several counter-attacks, the lines had to be pulled back, because a number of Soviet armoured units that had broken through further east were approaching the small town of Gödöllo´´, north of Isaszeg. On 9 December the German command promised to withdraw the 10th Infantry Division for a rest, but this was prevented by a Soviet breakthrough between Vác and Veresegyház, and by 11 December fighting was in progress on the perimeter of Gödöllo´´ itself. As a result of heavy losses, the remnants of the 10th Infantry Division’s regiments were converted into battalions of less than 50 per cent of normal strength and attached to German battalions.

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