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A life for Hungary : memoirs

Author: Miklós Horthy, nagybányai
Publisher: Bronx, NY : Ishi Press International, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Admiral Nicholas Horthy was the Ruler of the Kingdom of Hungary during the interwar years and throughout most of World War II, serving from 1 March 1920 to 15 October 1944. Horthy was styled "His Serene Highness the Regent of the Kingdom of Hungary". Horthy is remembered for, among other things, trying to surrender to the Russians when he realized that the war was lost. Hitler found out that Horthy through his son  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Named Person: Miklós Horthy, nagybányai; Miklós Horthy, nagybányai
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Miklós Horthy, nagybányai
ISBN: 9784871879132 4871879135
OCLC Number: 781086313
Notes: "First published in Germany in 1953 as Ein Leben für Ungarn, translated into English and published in 1956 as Memoirs of Admiral Nicholas Horthy Regent of Hungary"--T.p. verso.
Includes index.
Description: 268 p. : ill.. ; 22 cm.
Other Titles: Leben für Ungarn.
Memoirs
Responsibility: Nicholas Horthy ; with an introduction by Nicholas Roosevelt ; [foreword by Sam Sloan].

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Admiral Nicholas Horthy was the Ruler of the Kingdom of Hungary during the interwar years and throughout most of World War II, serving from 1 March 1920 to 15 October 1944. Horthy was styled "His Serene Highness the Regent of the Kingdom of Hungary". Horthy is remembered for, among other things, trying to surrender to the Russians when he realized that the war was lost. Hitler found out that Horthy through his son was negotiating a surrender to the Russians and had Horthy and his son arrested. On 15 October 1944, Horthy told his government ministers that Hungary had signed an armistice with the Soviet Union. "It is clear today that Germany has lost the war... Hungary has accordingly concluded a preliminary armistice with Russia, and will cease all hostilities against her." On that same day, 15 October 1944, after Horthy had announced the armistice in a nationwide radio address, but which most of his troops did not hear, Hitler sent commando Otto Skorzeny to Budapest with instructions to remove Horthy from power. Horthy's son was meeting with Soviet representatives to finalize the surrender when Skorzeny and his troops forced their way into the meeting and kidnapped the younger Horthy at gunpoint. However, he did not kill them. Both Horthys got out after the war was over and the father lived long enough to write these memoirs.

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