Hungarian troops and a German Tiger II heavy tank on a Budapest street, Hungary, Oct 1944, photo 2 of 2

Caption   Hungarian troops and a German Tiger II heavy tank on a Budapest street, Hungary, Oct 1944, photo 2 of 2 ww2dbase
Source    ww2dbaseGerman Federal Archive
Identification Code   Bild 101I-680-8283A-12A
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PzKpfw Tiger Ausf. B 'Tiger II'   Main article  Photos  
Photos at Same Place Budapest, Hungary
Added By C. Peter Chen
Added Date 15 Nov 2011

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1. Bill says:
6 Dec 2011 03:35:18 PM

Otto, look! those commuters are stopping for the pedestrians, that's because we got a new crossing guard.

I don't see the troops carrying any weapons
could they be medical troops? their wearing arm bands, but I can't make out anything.
2. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
11 Dec 2014 04:28:54 PM


Troops are Hungarian. After the Government takeover of the Arrow Cross in October 1944 this Hungarian unit put on the armbands of the Arrow Cross, which was a Fascist movement within Hungary
and was supported by Nazi Germany.

When Soviet troops captured Budapest and the whole country, of Hungary, they captured many of its leaders put them on trial and later executed them. Tiger 234 with Hungarian troops building in background Place of Archduke Joseph August, of Austria.


The USSR later installed a Communist Government in Hungary. Soviet troops were also stationed in the country until the brake up of the Soviet Union.
3. Commenter identity confirmed C. Peter Chen says:
11 Dec 2014 07:02:21 PM

Thanks Bill, the caption has been corrected.
4. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
2 May 2015 02:58:16 PM


Germany occupied Hungary in 1944 this led the Allies to start bombing Hungarian targets.
Arrow Cross Party took over the Government and was just a cruel as the Nazis, thousands of Jews and others died by their hands. File photograph shows Hungarian troops wearing arrow cross armbands.
The party was another fascist movement within Hungary, supported by Nazi Germany. By December 1944 Soviet troops reached east of Budapest, Hitler wanted the city defended to the last man the siege lasted from Nov.'44 to Feb.'45 when Romanian and Soviet forces entered the city, and later occupied January 1945. Tiger tank # 234 was part of German armor deployed to Hungary.

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