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 kingdom of Hungary for 25 years. Conservative but hugely well known between his countrymen in his time, heritage has taken care of him unfairly. No different state 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 assets starting from Eichmann to Wallenberg, have been further to his unique 1953 autobiography.

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We were at a loss to explain the incident until we heard later that Crete had been subjected to a violent earthquake, which we had felt as a sea tremor. Off the Bocche di Cattaro, we picked up a signal ordering us to make for the shore. Field Marshal Archduke Albert and Admiral Baron Sterneck23, Commander-in-Chief of the Navy, wished to inspect our ship. A great disappointment awaited the midshipmen. Instead of going on leave, they were forthwith distributed among the various warships of the squadron present in the bight.

Thus I learned that the young sailor had been the uncle of my orderly. I should have been delighted to have been present at the reception of good old Domini (that was his name) at the court of Queen Lilinokalani. Among the many visitors who came to see our ship at Sydney was a charming old gentleman who, after the War of Independence of 184920, had emigrated from Hungary to Australia. He had amassed a tidy fortune and had become a 19 Baron Heinrich Foullon von Norbeck (1850-1896). 20 1848-49. 24 man of importance, but his prosperity had not compensated for his homesickness.

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. General Hussein Hüssni was given the delicate task of informing the Sultan that he had been deposed.

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