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By Nicholas Horthy, Nicholas Roosevelt, Andrew L. Simon

ISBN-10: 0966573439

ISBN-13: 9780966573435

Nicolas Horthy was once 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 pace-setter who's both vilified via Communists in addition to Fascists as Horthy. For this variation over six hundred footnotes, from assets starting from Eichmann to Wallenberg, have been additional to his unique 1953 autobiography.

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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.

The mornings were occupied in Poplar, supervising the work. Names on the Underground like Fenchurch Street Station and Millwall Junction were difficult for us, but vital. If we missed them were liable to get lost in the wilds of London. In the afternoon we were free and that gave us the opportunity to get to know sights of London, and in particular the museums. Their richness left a deep impression on me. We patronized the theatre box-offices in the evenings, and though I cannot, after all these years, remember what else we saw, I recall the brilliance of the famous musical comedy The Belle of New York.

I was, therefore, more than a little 10 Croatia-Slavonia had a very special status within the Lands of the Hungar- ian Holy Crown. According to the 1868 “Nagodba”, Constitution, the Croats were entitled to the use of their own language even in the Hungarian Parliament, and in the Croatian units of the Hungarian national army. In fact, these regiments were commanded in Croatian. 38 surprised to be met at the station by a four-in-hand11, which suggested that some distance lay between us and our destination.

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