73 years ago the Soviet troops appeared on the Buda side of Budapest and the 3 month bloody hell began.
As a result of the Soviet link-up, nearly 33,000 German and 37,000 Hungarian soldiers, as well as over 800,000 civilians, became trapped within the city. Refusing to authorize a withdrawal, Hitler had declared Budapest a fortress city (Festung Budapest), which was to be defended to the last man. Waffen SS General Karl Pfeffer-Wildenbruch, the commander of the IX Waffen SS Alpine Corps, was put in charge of the city's defenses...
For the 73'th anniversary,I uploaded some videos for you guys to my youtube channel: Youtube.com
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