The Royal Hungarian Army in World War II

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The Royal Hungarian Army was Germany's largest ally on the Eastern Front during World War II (1939-1945), providing a vital contribution in terms of both men and equipment. Information about the Hungarian Army in English is rare, and in this book co-authors Nigel Thomas and Hungarian expert Laszlo Szabo fill in the gaps about an important German ally.

Deployed in Ukraine at the beginning of the war, the Hungarian Army were involved in a number of brutal encounters with the Red Army, including stubborn resistance in Transylvania in the summer of 1944 and the brave defence of Budapest in the face of overwhelming odds. The Hungarian Army was a varied and colorful force, ranging from mountain troops and tank units to horse cavalry and specialist infantry. All of these are illustrated in full color artwork, and the text is full of details about the Hungarian Army's own, quite distinct uniforms and insignia as well as many of its own weapons and tanks. With so little of this information readily available outside of Hungary, this is an essential starter resource for war gamers, modelers, re-enactors and military historians.

Table of Contents

Introduction · Organization of Royal Hungarian Army 1939 · Occupations of Slovakian, Rutheniand and Yugoslavian territory, 1938-41 · Operation Barbarossa: Mobile Group, Mobile Corps and Carpathian Group on the Ukraine, June-November 1941 · Occupation Corps in the Ukraine, 1942 · 2nd Army on the Don, June 1942-January 1943 · Anti-partisan warfare 1943 · Soviet/Rumanian offensive, August 1944 - defence of Transylvania · Replacement of Horthy government by Arrow-Cross regime, October 1944 · Defence and fall of Budapest, December 1944-February 1945 · Pro-German and pro-Soviet units: Czechoslovakia and Austria, December 1944-May 1945.

Product details

Published Oct 21 2008
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 48
ISBN 9781846033247
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 38 b/w; 8 col
Dimensions 10 x 7 inches
Series Men-at-Arms
Short code MAA 449
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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Nigel Thomas

NIGEL THOMAS PhD is an accomplished linguist and m…


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