By Nicholas Horthy, Nicholas Roosevelt, Andrew L. Simon

Nicolas Horthy used to be head of kingdom of Hungary for 25 years. Conservative but hugely well known between his countrymen in his time, background has handled him unfairly. No different kingdom within the first 1/2 the 20 th century had a pace-setter who's both vilified by way of Communists in addition to Fascists as Horthy. For this version over six hundred footnotes, from assets starting from Eichmann to Wallenberg, have been additional to his unique 1953 autobiography.

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When my first officer was recalled, I proposed Lieutenant Árvay27 as his successor, for not only was he an excellent seaman but he had, that spring, come first in our Army and Navy tennis tournament. The captain of the British Embassy ship had, however, had the same idea; he too acquired as his first officer an Army and Navy tennis champion, a man we could not defeat in the singles. But Árvay and I were pleased enough when we carried off the victory in the men’s doubles against the British team.

Count Pallavicini asked me what I intended to do in face of the armed Kurds, who had hitherto prevented the transfer. I replied that I intended to make use of gunboats and an armed guard. ” he asked with an anxious air. ” In the end, he agreed to my proposal, but requested me to be as careful as I could. Everything went smoothly; the Kurds preferred not to fight. As Germany had emphatically declared that she would support Austria-Hungary if necessary, the Great Powers and finally Turkey herself gave way in February, 1909, on the annexation question.

The Military Chancellery was situated within the Imperial Palace, and apart from Baron 49 Bolfras and his deputy nine or ten General Staff officers worked there. The adviser for Hungarian affairs was then Staff Captain Baron Láng. During my years of service, Emperor Francis Joseph resided at Schönbrunn. Twice a week, accompanied by an aide-de-camp, he drove to the Hofburg, the Imperial Palace in Vienna, arriving there at seven o’clock in the morning, to grant audiences. He usually returned at half-past four in the afternoon.

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