Horthy's career before regency

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Horthy's career before regency

Post by Mikko H. » 09 Nov 2005 10:23

I seek information on Miklos Horthy's career before he became the Regent of Hungary. Any info on promotions and assignments in the A-H navy is welcome!

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Post by Winston Smith » 09 Nov 2005 19:46

During World War I, Horthy distinguished himself as an admiral in the Austro-Hungarian Navy. During the war he defeated the Italian Navy several times, and was wounded at the battle of the Otranto Straits. Because of his success on behalf of the Dual Monarchy, he was promoted to Commander in Chief of the Imperial Fleet in March, 1918, and held that position until he was ordered by Emperor Karl to surrender the fleet to the new State of Slovenes, Croats and Serbs on October 31.

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