By Nicholas Horthy, Nicholas Roosevelt, Andrew L. Simon

ISBN-10: 0966573439

ISBN-13: 9780966573435

Nicolas Horthy used to be head of kingdom of Hungary for 25 years. Conservative but hugely renowned between his countrymen in his time, historical past has handled him unfairly. No different state within the first half the 20 th century had a pacesetter who's both vilified through Communists in addition to Fascists as Horthy. For this variation over six hundred footnotes, from assets starting from Eichmann to Wallenberg, have been further to his unique 1953 autobiography.

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There, 25,000 Magyars had faced 200,000 Turks. The flower of our manhood was taken to Constantinople and trained for the Sultan’s elite corps of janissaries. But by the beginning of the twentieth century, this ancient enmity had been forgotten. Magyars and Turks, speaking cognate languages, had learned to appreciate each other, and indeed the two nations have similar characteristics, both being courtly peoples. Nothing is further from the truth than to regard the Turks as ‘Levantines’, and to treat them as such is foolish.

The other commanders were of the opinion that this would be too dangerous an undertaking on account of that 16 Today Izmir. 17 Agency to handle the international indebtedness of Turkey. 18 Russia’s Tsar Nicholas I of Romanov (1868-1918) 19 German Kaiser Wilhelm II of Hohenzollern (1859-1941). 20 Rear Admiral Julius von Ripper (1847-1914). 41 area’s strong defences, and they declared that they would have to consult their respective Governments. The answers were in the negative. The matter was then again referred to our diplomats, who found a successful solution, and we were all able to return home.

It was singularly difficult to obtain such a permit. He was strangely afraid of electricity in any form: lights, trams or anything else. It was said that this was because he had once heard the word dynamo and it reminded him of dynamite, a substance he held in dread. Even we could see that the country was seething beneath the surface. A few weeks after my arrival, the revolution of the Young Turks broke out. On July 23rd, 1908, at Salonika, Enver24 Bey proclaimed afresh the 1876 constitution which Abdul Hamid had abolished soon after his accession to the throne.

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