Proposal for the Construction of Fortifications on the Country's Southern Border8 Nov 1950
This proposal discusses different possibilities for the construction of fortifications on Hungary's southern and southwestern borders. It examines the costs and material requirements for building such a system of bunkers and fortifications along an expected 230-kilometer frontline. The author of the proposal is Lieutenant-General István Bata, Chief of the Hungarian General Staff. The suggested measures are based on fears of an attack by Yugoslavia on Hungary. However, according to a note at the end of the paper, the minister of defense rejected the proposal to build permanent structures and opted for field fortifications.
Collection: War on Tito's Yugoslavia?
Origin (Agency): Organizational Directorate of the Hungarian General Staff
Sender: István Bata, Chief of the Hungarian General Staff
Destination (Agency): Hungarian Ministry of Defense
Recipient: Mihály Farkas, Hungarian Minister of Defense
Language of Original Document: Hungarian
Translators: László Ritter
Number of Pages: 8
Cold War Period: 1950s
Document Source: War History Archives, Budapest
Call Number: Papers of the Secretariat of the Ministry of Defence MN 1956/T 26/12