Title: Boje 25. gardového streleckého zboru na prístupoch do Bratislavy v dňoch 31. marca až 2. apríla 1945
(Fighting of the 25th Guard Rifle Corps at the entry points to Bratislava from March 31 to April 2, 1945)
Author: KOPPAN, Vladimír
Source: Studia Historica Nitriensia, 2017, vol. 21, no. 1, pp. 198-209
Abstract: The Bratislava-Brno operation was the largest military operation on the territory of the current Slovakia. The 25th Guard Rifle Corps has also participated in the fights that took place in the context of this event. This work is dedicated exactly to this unit and its subordinate divisions. The focus is on the timeline of the operations lasting from crossing the river Vah until reaching the eastern outskirts of Bratislava. In the text is the advance of three Soviet divisions towards the capital of the Slovak state described, as well as the proceedings of the fights, the number of combat losses and dislocation during the offensive. The work is mostly based on the archive sources mainly coming from the Central Archive of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation, which were only declassified a few years ago. This paper brings so a new perspective to the previously untreated theme.
Keywords: Slovakia; the Red Army; Liberation of Slovakia;
Publication order reference: Univerzita Konštantína Filozofa v Nitre, Filozofická fakulta, Katedra histórie, Hodžova 1, 949 01 Nitra, Slovak republic, firstname.lastname@example.org