By Nicholas Horthy, Nicholas Roosevelt, Andrew L. Simon

Nicolas Horthy was once head of nation of Hungary for 25 years. Conservative but hugely renowned between his countrymen in his time, background has handled him unfairly. No different nation within the first 1/2 the 20 th century had a pace-setter who's both vilified by means of 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.

There Baron Foullon-Norbeck, whom I had accompanied on more than thirty landings in perfect concord and amity, left us to travel back to Vienna. The year following, he continued his search for nickel in the Austro-Hungarian warship Albatross, an expedition which had a tragic ending. I assume that Norbeck considered the natives harmless and that he convinced my successor that precautionary measures were unnecessary. At any rate, when he set off to climb yet another mountain he insisted on leaving the major part of his escort at base; the remainder began the ascent accompanied by a large number of natives.

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. He did this with great skill, telling the Sultan that he had come to save his life and that the special court train was waiting to take him and his harem to Salonika. As the Sultan was in the habit of adding to his harem every year at the feast of Kurban Bairam, the new wife and her odalisques taking up their abode in the Yildiz Kiosk, it was estimated that there would be three hundred women to transport.

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