Battle for Budapest

Battle for Budapest : 100 Days in World War II

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This title is presented with a new foreword by Istvan Deak. The battle of Budapest in the bleak winter of 1944-45 was one of the longest and bloodiest city sieges of World War II. From the appearance of the first Soviet tanks on the outskirts of the capital to the capture of Buda Castle, 102 days elapsed. In terms of human trauma, it comes second only to Stalingrad, comparisons to which were even being made by soldiers, both German and Soviet, fighting at the time. This definitive history covers their experiences, and those of the 800,000 non-combatants around whom the battle raged.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 392 pages
  • 138 x 216 x 24.89mm | 444g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 41 maps & illustrations
  • 1848859732
  • 9781848859739
  • 166,831

Table of contents

Foreword by Istvan Deak
1. Prelude
2. The Encirclement
3. The Siege, 26 December 1944-11 February 1945
4. Relief Attempts
5. The Break-Out
6. The Siege and the Population
7. Epilogue
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Review quote

"Ungvary's book will preserve for posterity the record of an epic yet futile struggle that will soon fade from living memory." (Srdja Trifkovic, Chronicles) "Ungvary has written a dramatic, gripping history of this siege, filling a gap in WWII history.... This history is unique and ought to be in every WWII collection. Essential." (Choice) "Ungvary's account of the 100-day siege of Budapest is a gripping story of horror and courage.... Ungvary has based his extraordinary tale on archival resources and hundreds of survivor interviews. This is the finest account of this most dreadful incident in a world war filled with dreadful incidents. Recommended for all collections." (Library Journal)"
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About Krisztian Ungvary

Krisztian Ungvary, the distinguished Hungarian historian, has specialised in the history of World War I and World War II. He is the author of numerous articles and books, and in March 2000 was designated Military Historian of the Year by the Hungarian Institute of War Studies. Ladislaus Lob is Professor Emeritus of German, Sussex University.
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