Les Forces Blindes Hongroises: Durant La Second Guerre Mondiale (Hardcover)

Les Forces Blindes Hongroises: Durant La Second Guerre Mondiale By Eduardo Manuel Gil Martínez Cover Image

Les Forces Blindes Hongroises: Durant La Second Guerre Mondiale (Hardcover)


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The actions of Germany's armor during World War II are well documented and thus well known. Those of Germany's Axis allies are rather less so. Hungarian Armor in the Second World War gives an account the role of the Hungarian armored forces which, over the course of the world conflict, managed to constitute an armored corps powerful enough to exercise a decisive role on the front although it was destined to face one of the most terrible adversaries of its time, the Russian Red Army.

Hungary not only succeeded in organizing its armored troops for the start of World War II with the support of Germany, but its military industry was also able to produce different types of vehicles and weapons for its own troops. Indeed, Hungary's very diverse industry succeeded in developing a whole local range of armored vehicles which, in some cases, showed exceptional performance in combat until the end of the conflict.

All the models from this country are presented: the Toldi, the various Turan ... Over the pages, the author highlights the participation of Hungary in the Second World War thanks to a multitude of pictures provided by real experts in the material, as well as the role of the Hungarian armored forces, from Operation "Barbarossa" to the fighting in Ukraine two years later, then during the subsequent retreat to the Hungarian lands of the Carpathians, the defense of Budapest and the last clashes Hungarian armored vehicles in Austria or Slovenia, just before the unconditional surrender of Germany.

This book also describes the terrible fate experienced by the Hungarian armored troops after the Soviet invasion of Hungary, many of whose soldiers and officers were sent to Soviet concentration camps for several years.
Product Details ISBN: 9782840485803
ISBN-10: 284048580X
Publisher: Editions Heimdal
Publication Date: October 22nd, 2021
Pages: 160
Language: French