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Armoured train "Hurban"

This armoured train is standing at the castle of Zvolen. The train was ready for use on 25 September 1944 and participated in the Slowakian National Uprising (29 August - 28 October 1944). The crew consisted of 37 Slowakian soldiers. "Hurban" operated in the Brezno – Červená Skala area against the 18. SS-Freiwilligen-Panzergrenadier-Division "Horst Wessel" and from October 23 – 24 1944, it participated in the the fighting for the Hron river. Despite suffering a damaged engine, it repulsed all German attacks. It was pulled to Harmanec, where it was abandoned in a railway tunnel. The crew resumed their struggle against the Germans as a partisan detachment.

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