World Battlefronts: BATTLE OF GERMANY (South): Another Italy?

Never a strong reed, Hungary wilted quickly in the hot breath of war. For the government of Admiral Nicholas Horthy the Russian Army, Allied air attacks and the perceptible shrinking of German power were too much. This week Horthy, once the willing slave of Adolf Hitler, took to the Budapest radio, asked for an armistice less than a month after Russians crossed the border. A few hours later the Germans reportedly locked him up. Berlin also installed a new quisling, began barricading Budapest. Hungary was apparently to become another Italy.

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