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 country of Hungary for 25 years. Conservative but hugely renowned between his countrymen in his time, historical past 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 via Communists in addition to Fascists as Horthy. For this version over six hundred footnotes, from resources starting from Eichmann to Wallenberg, have been additional to his unique 1953 autobiography.

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Though the distance was great and his position unfavourable, I risked a shot, followed by two more. The Englishman fired 29 also and when at last the bull dropped, he had been hit ten times. We cut off his head and put it on a termite hill. In a singularly short space of time, it had been picked clean by these ants, and as I had fired the first three shots, I was given the skull as a trophy, which I proudly took home with me. Our voyage, however, should not be regarded as nothing but a succession of hunting expeditions, receptions and sight-seeing.

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. Our ships reached Pola just before Christmas. It was written in the stars, however, that I should see Constantinople again. After a few shore assignments, and after having been in command of the Lacroma, the yacht of the naval commander Admiral Count Montecuccoli21, I became captain of the Taurus, the Embassy yacht.

Chances of promotion would also be better. The training, theoretical and practical, covered a year. 1 Adm. Baron Hermann Spaun (1833-1919). I. 3 Today Elblag in Poland. 33 Following upon that course, I was again chosen as one of the crew that was to take over a ship, and this time we went to England. The Thames Iron Works4 had built us two extremely fast deep-torpedo-boats. Once again, I seized the opportunity of seeing new countries and admiring new towns. I travelled via Mainz and Cologne to Brussels, and from there, accompanied by a friend, via Ostend, to London.

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