Grenadiers of the 4th Panzer Corps ridfing on Stug IV in a Hungarian village, Lake Balaton. The third phase of the German operation "Conrad". Hungary, January 22, 1945.
Operation Konrad was the German-Hungarian effort to relieve the encircled garrison of Budapest during the Battle of Budapest in January 1945. The operation was divided into three parts:
Operation Konrad I - 1 January 1945 - Led by IV SS Panzer Corps from Tata. Halted near Bicske.
Operation Konrad II - 7 January 1945 - Led by IV SS Panzer Corps from Esztergom. Halted at Pilisszentkereszt.
Operation Konrad III - 17 January 1945 - Led by IV SS Panzer Corps and III Panzer Corps from south of Budapest near Székesfehérvár. Attempt to encircle ten Soviet divisions. Halted south of Ercsi.