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AIREY NEAVE

Biography British PoW 33 Min Read

Airey Neave in the fake German uniform he used to escape Colditz. Colditz the TV Series On 24 May 1940, Lt Airey Neave and his men found themselves fighting a rearguard battle against overwhelming German Forces of the 10th Panzer Division, in the town of Calais. Neave was part of the 30th Infantry Brigade, whose job was to try and

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Sándor Petőfi, (1823–1849)

Hungarian lyric poet, generally regarded as the most authentic voice in native poetry and the foremost representative of the Romantic school in Hungarian literature Of Slovak origin, his family name was Petrovich and his father, István, was a butcher and innkeeper. Petőfi called Kiskunfélegyháza his native town but his actual

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COUNT JULIUS ANDRÁSSY, THE ELDER (1823–1890)

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Count István Széchenyi

Hungarian politician and statesman, the chief reformer in the years preceding the revolution of 1848 Son of Count Ferenc Széchenyi, founder of the Hungarian National Museum. As a young soldier Széchenyi had participated in the campaigns against Napoleon I, fought in the Battle of Nations at Leipzig in 1813 and

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ARTÚR GÖRGEY

Artúr Görgey painted by Miklós Barabás Görgey, Artur (1818–1916) Hungarian military officer, commanding general of the Hungarian Honvéd army during the revolution of 1848–49 Son of an impoverished noble, he began his military studies in the sapper school at age 14; at age 21 he was promoted to lieutenant in

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LAJOS KOSSUTH, (1802–1894)

Hungarian politician, statesman, reformer, finance minister the head of government during Hungarian uprising against the Habsburgs in 1848–49 His father, László, of Slovakian stock, was Lutheran, a lawyer by profession, representing landowners in his county of Zemplén. His mother, Karolina Weber, was German. An older sister died in childhood. Lajos

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JULIUS JAKOB VON HAYNAU

(1768–1853) commander of Austrian forces against Hungarians in 1849 Illegitimate son of the elector of the German state of Hesse, Baron von Haynau entered Austrian military service in 1801 and fought in the wars against Napoleon. He remained in service after the war and saw action during the Italian uprising

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