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Germany’s Allied Armies, East Front
The Assault Generation’s Anti-Bolshevik Crusade
323 pages; 20 chapters and 16 appendixes
Germany’s Allied Armies, East Front is a unique e-book that describes the
European allies of Germany in World War II who contributed entire armies
to the war against the USSR. From the beginning, Finland and Rumania
contributed entire army groups of several armies against the reds while
Hungary and Italy contributed one army each. Germany’s allied armies on
the East Front fought hard against the communists and killed hundreds of
thousands of them, losing many troops in the process. Germany’s Allied
Armies, East Front tells the story of Germany’s Axis allied armies who
stuck with Germany through the German defeat at Stalingrad. Then all of
Germany’s allies began to cut back their contribution. Germany’s Allied
Armies, East Front is the story of the unique characteristics, achievements
and failings of each foreign nation that fought alongside the Germans on
the Eastern Front in World War II.
"The Hungarian attack began on June 27 as the Hungarians attempted to seize the Soviet cities of Zalcszezyi, Kolomea
and Stanislavov. First the Carpathian Mountain passes had to be forced. The Soviets hadn’t been idle, and had damaged
much of the railways and road on their side of the border, hindering any rapid progress that could be made by the
Hungarian Mobile Corps. Many defensive but newly prepared Soviet obstacles and mine fields were found in a zone
ranging about 50 kilometers deep inside the Soviet border. However, the Mobile Corps was able to thrust through the
obstacle zone rapidly in pursuit of the Soviets retreating before them. The success of the German drive on the important
road junction of Lvov meant the Hungarians had to drive hard to keep up with them.
From July to November 1941 the Mobile Corps led the Hungarian advance. They moved from their positions in the
Carpathians to Mecsebelovka, just to the south of Kharkov. They engaged in a major battle at Nikolayev, from August 12
to 16, alongside the German 16th Panzer Division and Motorized SS-Leibstandarte Brigade. The motorized Hungarian
Corps was quite useful in the mobile battles of the invasion’s first phase.
Then the Hungarians threw back various Soviet attempts to form bridgeheads over the Dnieper River around Nikopol in
late August early September 1941. On October 12, the Mobile Corps (now missing its horsed cavalry elements which had
been withdrawn back to Hungary) crossed the Dnieper River in support of the German advance on Izium."
Excerpt from Germany’s Allied Armies, East Front
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