Hungarian Armoured Fighting Vehicles in the Second World War, by Eduardo Manuel Gil Martinez

Hungarian Armoured Fighting Vehicles in the Second World War, by Eduardo Manuel Gil Martinez
Subtitled 'Images of War - Rare Photographs from Wartime Archives'

Published by Pen and Sword in 2019, 111 pages. Softback (N8195)

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From the rear side cover: The actions of the German armoured forces during the Second World War is well known. What has not yet been so well told are the actions of the armoured forces from Germany's allies. While it is true that their performance was generally quite secondary in comparison to the Reich, the actions of the Hungarian armoured forces should be highlighted.

Hungary not only managed to organize its armoured forces, but developed its own military industry that was able to supply weapons and equipment to its troops. The Hungarian military was able to produce all kinds of weapons, vehicles and armoured vehicles, although they were generally under-gunned and under-armoured.

This book rescues Hungary's participation during the Second World War from oblivion through the use of superb photographs, which take the reader from the beginning of the USRR campaign and the conquest of Soviet lands, before ending with the bloody battles to avoid the Soviet and Romanian advance into Hungary (the Siege of Budapest) and the last clashes in Austrian and Slovenian territory before the army's unconditional surrender.The author highlights the bravery and courage of these men, as well as the terrible fate of the Hungarian armoured forces when the Soviet Army invaded Hungary.