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Hungarian Don Front Corps
Reserve Forces 1942-43
With the onset of winter the 1st Field Armoured division was withdrawn to the front reserve covering both the Hungarian 2nd Army and the Italian 8th Army and immediate reserve forces were organised from Divisional and Corps troops.
Both the Huszár units of the light divisions and corps and the Bicycle Infantry of the Corps were taken out of the immediate front line and placed behind them as a local reserve in case of breakthroughs and to counter penetrating raids.
When combined together a Hungarian corps had two
battalions (6 companies) of Huszárs and a further two companies of
To support these troops were small platoons of machine-guns, mortars and guns. In addition they had access to support from corps artillery and anti-aircraft batteries.
The following Intelligence Briefing covers both the Bicycle Company (Kerékpáros Század) and Huszár Company(Huszár Század).
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