Admiral Nicholas Horthy: Memoirs by Nicholas Horthy, Nicholas Roosevelt, Andrew L. Simon

By Nicholas Horthy, Nicholas Roosevelt, Andrew L. Simon

Nicolas Horthy used to be head of nation of Hungary for 25 years. Conservative but hugely renowned between his countrymen in his time, background has taken care of him unfairly. No different nation within the first half the 20 th century had a pace-setter who's both vilified through Communists in addition to Fascists as Horthy. For this version over six hundred footnotes, from resources starting from Eichmann to Wallenberg, have been further to his unique 1953 autobiography.

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Which uniform should I wear on duty? Should I wear the adjutant’s lanyards? Were gloves de rigueur? ” “Why not? ” Was the aide-de-camp to knock? To my great surprise, the answer was again no. I was still feeling extremely uncertain when, on the evening of November 30th, a guardsman came to inform me at what hour His Majesty would rise the next morning. ” His Majesty sometimes got up at half past three; indeed, during my last two years of duty, that was the rule. We naval officers were in a more favourable position than our military colleagues, for on board ship we had been used to a four hours’ watch at night and had become used to sleeping beforehand.

I went at once to the Embassy. Count Pallavicini told me that a rifle bullet had struck the wall over his bed, had ricochetted and had fallen on his hand. Although the fighting was taking place round the arsenal, I succeeded in reaching the Taurus. Shortly afterwards, the ship’s doctor arrived. As he was being rowed to the ship, rifle bullets were hitting the water all round the boat, and to the general merriment the doctor instinctively opened his umbrella. 46 By early afternoon, the outcome of the battle had been decided.

I therefore wrote down a series of questions as a guide to conduct for the day that my duties began: December 1st. Which uniform should I wear on duty? Should I wear the adjutant’s lanyards? Were gloves de rigueur? ” “Why not? ” Was the aide-de-camp to knock? To my great surprise, the answer was again no. I was still feeling extremely uncertain when, on the evening of November 30th, a guardsman came to inform me at what hour His Majesty would rise the next morning. ” His Majesty sometimes got up at half past three; indeed, during my last two years of duty, that was the rule.

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