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By Nicholas Horthy, Nicholas Roosevelt, Andrew L. Simon

ISBN-10: 0966573439

ISBN-13: 9780966573435

Nicolas Horthy used to be head of nation of Hungary for 25 years. Conservative but hugely well known between his countrymen in his time, historical past has handled him unfairly. No different kingdom within the first 1/2 the twentieth century had a pacesetter who's both vilified through Communists in addition to Fascists as Horthy. For this variation over six hundred footnotes, from resources starting from Eichmann to Wallenberg, have been further to his unique 1953 autobiography.

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One morning I received the information that a company of Turkish troops had marched upon the Embassy, whereupon I immediately hastened over, only to find that they were military cadets who had been sent by Mohammed Shefket Pasha also as a guard. In the company of our military attaché, I often rode out of town to visit the besiegers. The officers were naturally very anxious to know what was happening in town. We asked them when they were going to attack, but they did not know. Rumour had it that Mohammed Shefket Pasha was waiting for the selamlik, for which the entire garrison was wont to march out.

On this occasion, we had singularly bad weather on the way home, especially in the Bay of Biscay. The waves washed right over the ship, and for days hot meals were out of the question. It was only just possible to stay on our course. We were extremely relieved to reach Lisbon, where we could recuperate and at the same time learn to know that beautiful city. To visit Cintra, the ancient castle of the Braganzas6, we had to go on horseback. Along the south bank, there were only a few small clusters of fishermen’s cottages.

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. I took over the ship at Tophane, seventeen years after my first sojourn in Constantinople, on June 8th, 1908. At the next selamlik, as they called the Friday visit of the Sultan to the mosque, our Ambassador, Count Pallavicini22, presented me to Sultan Abdul Hamid II23.

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