Hungarian Soldier vs Soviet Soldier: Eastern Front 1941 (Combat) By Péter Mujzer


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Peter Mujzer's Hungarian Soldier vs. Soviet Solder: Eastern Front 1941 is an excellent and compact source of information about the Hungarian Army, and particularly the Mobile Corps, in Operation Barbarossa. Mr. Mujzer's book offers interesting details about the battles the Mobile Corps fought, side by side with the Wehrmacht. The photos illustrate the soldiers and the war machines they operated. Of particular interest for me are the detailed maps, which show the tactical dispositions of the Mobile Corps, as well as its front, as it fought its way across the Ukraine (page 7). 80 pages This is a welcome edition to the series as,apart from the Men at Arms edition,(and Hitlers eastern front allies armour)the Hungarian army (along with the Romanian army)has been neglected,in regard to its contribution to the eastern front Campaign. The description of the third engagement is far the best and there are some very good detailed photographs.In regard to the paintings Osprey ,for the WW2 period,have two standout artists and one of them was commissioned for this edition.A well worth while acquisition for those interested in this period and early Hungarian/Soviet engagements. 80 pages This very interesting Osprey Combat series book helps fill a knowledge gap on the Eastern Front, examining the 1941 match up between Hungarian and Soviet troops. The Hungarian Army cobbled together a Mobile Corps for Operation Barbarossa, equipped with light ard vehicles, bicycle troops, and a mixture of military and civilian trucks. The Mobile Corps would advance all the way to the Dnepr River.

The author performs the standard compare and contrast of Hungarian and Soviet troops. For the Hungarians, Operation Barbarossa was a tough introduction to modern mechanized warfare. The Soviet troops paid the full price for Stalin's purges and a general unreadiness for the German attack. The text is very nicely supported with period photographs and modern illustrations and battle diagrams. Very well recommended to students of the conflict. 80 pages

This fully illustrated study assesses the Hungarian and Soviet forces that clashed repeatedly in 1941 during the Barbarossa campaign of World War II.

At the end of June 1941, following an aerial attack on the town of Kassa, Hungary joined its Axis partners in Operation Barbarossa, the German invasion of the Soviet Union. Hungary's contribution to Barbarossa was spearheaded by the Mobile Corps, a formation made up of motorized riflemen, cavalry, bicycle troops and light armor. The Soviet forces facing the Hungarians belonged to the Kiev Military District, deployed in four armies along a front nearly 600 miles long. The Red Army, while remaining among the most formidable armies of the era, had been seriously weakened by successive purges, its shortcomings exposed by the Winter War against Finland in 1939–40. This fully illustrated study casts new light on the role played by the forces of Nazi Germany's Allies on the Eastern Front and explores the tactics and weaponry employed by the Hungarian and Soviet forces in the Barbarossa campaign, notably during the two sides' initial clashes, the desperate battle for Uman, and the Soviet counter attack at the River Dniepr. Hungarian Soldier vs Soviet Soldier: Eastern Front 1941 (Combat)