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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, background has taken care of him unfairly. No different state within the first 1/2 the twentieth century had a pacesetter who's both vilified by means of 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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As he could not swim, he was saved with difficulty. It was left to me to see what could be done with him. On my arrival on board, I found the lad undergoing punishment: he had been standing in the rigging for six hours without food or water. I had him called before me and told him that he would be allowed to leave the school, and that 7 Charles I (1863-1908). 8 Admiral of the Fleet Prince Louis Alexander Battenberg (Mountbatten, from 1917) (1854-1921), grandfather of Prince Philip Royal Consort.

Receptions, regattas, polo matches, dances and similar gaieties made our life pleasant and varied. I had had my sailing boat sent me from Pola, and I was able to participate in the yachting races; at the end of the season, I even won the first prize. Twice a week we played polo on the large meadow at Büyükdere, the site on which Godfrey of Bouillon and his crusaders had once pitched their tents. On the Atmeidan in Stamboul, I bought a fine Arab stallion, small but swift, which brought me victory in the Polo Scurry.

If Vienna was the more welcoming and homely city, the ebullient energy of Berlin was more likely to impress a young man. A trade fair that was being held there at the time of my visit held a particular interest for me. The trial trip of the Magnet was most successful. On passing through the newly opened Kaiser Wilhelm Canal, we received a hearty welcome from the people of Schleswig-Holstein. In spite of variable weather, our voyage home was smooth. On the way, we called at Gibraltar and Corfu. Upon my return, I was fortunate enough to be sent on the torpedo course, which I preferred by far to the three other possibilities: the writing desk, the artillery, or the mine-laying service, since it meant that I would remain at sea all the time, as exercises were frequent.

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