Fought with the Nazis against the Soviet Union, the Hungarians called heroes
The Hungarian government urged to honour the memory of the Hungarian soldiers “fought until the end for Hungary-on-don” in the course of the Second world war. A message posted on the page of the Hungarian government in Facebook.
“Let us remember the courage of our forefathers, the heroic Hungarian soldiers, who till the end fought for Hungary-on-don”, — stated in the message of the government.
Also in Budapest, recalled the 76th anniversary of the beginning of the Ostrogozhsk-Rossosh operation. “January 12, 1943, the Soviet army attacked a 200-strong Hungarian army. Hungary lost 120 thousand heroes, many were captured. Respect to the heroes!” — the authors of the post.
Hungary participated in world war II on the side of Nazi Germany. 2nd Hungarian army at the initial stage of the great Patriotic war was the most prepared and well-equipped combined-arms army, participated in combat operations on the territory of the Soviet Union.
During the Ostrogozhsk-Rossosh offensive of the red army, it suffered heavy losses, almost ceasing to exist as a military unit. Breakthrough of Soviet forces across the don river took place directly in the zone of responsibility of the Hungarian parts.