World Battlefronts: Across the Danube

South of Germany three Russian armies were now in action. One army, stalled at Budapest, had pivoted northward, by week's end had captured Miskolc, fortified and held by the Germans as a bastion of northern Hungary. Farther east a second had sprung to life, attacked in the mountains of Slovakia. Moscow did not announce it until last week, but in mid-November a third army had joined in, crossing the Danube 130 miles below Budapest.

That assault was a model of sound tactics. First a shock unit rowed across the river at night, set up a small defense perimeter before German patrols caught...

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