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The Battle for Budapest 1944 - 1945


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Anthony Tucker-Jones is a former defence intelligence officer and a widely published expert on regional conflicts, counter-terrorism and armoured and aerial warfare. He is the author of over twenty books including Falaise: The Flawed Victory, Operation Dragoon: The Liberation of Southern France 1944, Armoured Warfare on the Eastern Front, The Soviet-Afghan War, Tiger I & Tiger II, T-34: The Red Army's Legendary Medium Tank and The Panther Tank: Hitler's T-34 Killer.He is security and terrorism correspondent for intersec - The Journal of International Security and has freelanced for Channel 4 News. For further information his website can be found at


"Packed with black and white photographs, this book is broken down into eight chapters including 'Hungarian Turning Point', Skorzeny's Panzerfaust', 'SS Trapped in Budapest' and 'Tolbukhin's Masterstroke'. In typical Tucker-Jones style there is no holding back with casualty and burial photographs and scenes of shattered Budapest are ten a plenty. They are all part of the story, but there is also no shortage of good shots of German, Hungarian and Soviet military vehicles, both in service and out as well as good studies of soldier's cold weather gear which was essential for all. No shortage of inspiration for diorama lovers and a great general reference for the modeller and historian alike, the many scenes within this book, will prove very useful to all. Highly recommended and thanks again to Pen & Sword for our copy."--Military Modelling
"As with the other Images of War books, the pictures are key. Here many reveal men, vehicles and urban combat revealing details of makeshift armour, camouflage, and destruction. Those alone will make this book a welcome addition to many modelers' references."-- (03/01/2017)
"In sum, this is a really nice collection of photos. Many of the subjects of the photos just aren't easily available elsewhere and especially not in an English-language book... Recommended for Beginner to Advanced builders."--AMPS

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