The Siege of Budapest: One Hundred Days in World War II

The Siege of Budapest: One Hundred Days in World War II

by Krisztian Ungvary
     
 

ISBN-10: 0300119852

ISBN-13: 9780300119855

Pub. Date: 11/13/2006

Publisher: Yale University Press

This definitive history of one of the fiercest battles of World War II describes the siege of Budapest in unprecedented detail. Both Stalin and Hitler demanded victory at all costs, and the cost was extreme: 80,000 Soviet troops, 38,000 German and Hungarian soldiers, and 38,000 Hungarian civilians perished. The book provides the first full account of this

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This definitive history of one of the fiercest battles of World War II describes the siege of Budapest in unprecedented detail. Both Stalin and Hitler demanded victory at all costs, and the cost was extreme: 80,000 Soviet troops, 38,000 German and Hungarian soldiers, and 38,000 Hungarian civilians perished. The book provides the first full account of this shocking battle.

“As a military history [The Siege of Budapest] is unrivaled. . . . Magisterial.”—John Lukacs, New York Review of Books

“An exceedingly dramatic book, filled with fascinating stories, some of them even humorous, and with heart-rending accounts of suffering, limitless cruelty, and amazing decency.”—István Deák, New Republic

"Ungváry has written a dramatic, gripping history of this siege, filling a gap in WWII history."—Choice

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300119855
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
11/13/2006
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
512
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.40(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
1Prelude1
2The encirclement48
3The siege, 26 December 1944-11 February 1945111
4Relief attempts188
5The break-out201
6The siege and the population257
7Epilogue374

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