A trooper from the SS.Fallschirmjager Bataillon 500/600 and a Panzer VI. Königstiger of 2 (or3)./s.Pz.Abt. 503 near Buda Castle in Budapest, Hungary. October 1944, during 'Operation Panzerfaust'.
Europe Between East And West
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Flakpanzer IV,Mobelwagen, flak 43,37mm,Budapest The western encirclement of Budapest was prepared by the 3rd Ukrainian Front. The inner ring of the encirclement had to be formed by the 46th Army, which attacked north of Lake Velencei, while the outer ring was to be established south-west from the lake by the 4th Guard Army, which had to reach the Danube at Komárom. The commander of the 3rd Ukrainian Front decided to strengthen these two armies by two mechanized, one tank and one cavalry…