The Siege of Budapest or Battle of Budapest was the 50-day-long encirclement by Soviet forces of the Hungarian capital of Budapest, near the end of World War II. Part of the broader Budapest Offensive, the siege began when Budapest, defended by Hungarian and German troops, was first encircled on 26 December 1944 by the Red Army and the Romanian Army. During the siege, about 38,000 civilians died through starvation or military action. The city unconditionally surrendered on 13 February 1945. It was a strategic victory for the Allies in their push towards Berlin.

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  • The Siege of Budapest or Battle of Budapest was the 50-day-long encirclement by Soviet forces of the Hungarian capital of Budapest, near the end of World War II. Part of the broader Budapest Offensive, the siege began when Budapest, defended by Hungarian and German troops, was first encircled on 26 December 1944 by the Red Army and the Romanian Army. During the siege, about 38,000 civilians died through starvation or military action. The city unconditionally surrendered on 13 February 1945. It was a strategic victory for the Allies in their push towards Berlin. (en)
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  • City:
  • *1,000 captured
  • *11,000 captured
  • *26,000 wounded
  • *29,000 captured
  • *30,000 killed
  • *9,000 killed
  • 24 December–15 February: 114,000 men
  • 3 November–15 February: 137,000 men
  • :35,000 men
  • :79,000 men
  • Relief attempts:
  • *8,000 killed
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  • Germany
  • Soviet Union
  • Romania
  • Hungary
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  • 1944-12-24 (xsd:date)
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  • Soviet victory
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  • :1,000 guns
  • :117 heavy anti-tank guns
  • :125 tanks and assault guns
  • :38,000 men (ration strength)
  • :41,000 men (ration strength)
  • :489 guns
  • :79,000 men
  • In the city:
  • :177,000 men
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  • The Siege of Budapest or Battle of Budapest was the 50-day-long encirclement by Soviet forces of the Hungarian capital of Budapest, near the end of World War II. Part of the broader Budapest Offensive, the siege began when Budapest, defended by Hungarian and German troops, was first encircled on 26 December 1944 by the Red Army and the Romanian Army. During the siege, about 38,000 civilians died through starvation or military action. The city unconditionally surrendered on 13 February 1945. It was a strategic victory for the Allies in their push towards Berlin. (en)
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  • Siege of Budapest (en)
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  • Siege of Budapest (en)
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