HUNGARY: Nightmare

In London, last week, one of the strangest of living politicians, Count Michael Karolyi, Tolstoyan, Socialist and Hungarian nobleman, was closely noting his country's confused and frantic efforts to break with Germany.

They began when the Red Army, having swept up most of southeastern Europe, began to roll across the Alföld, the vast Hungarian plain, toward Budapest. Aged (76) Regent Admiral Nicholas Horthy had asked the Allies for an armistice. Thereupon Major Ferenc Szálasi, Hungarian Nazi leader, took over the Government. The Germans took over Horthy, carried him off to Germany, together with Hungary's national gold reserve of 80,000,000 pengö...

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