Saturday, May 26, 2012
Military Order of the Valiant or the Knighthood of the Heroes (Vitézi Rend in Hungarian) has resuscitated. The original idea of the Order was to grant 10 Hectares of land to the soldiers who fought in WWI and were awarded medals for courage and heroism (about 100,000 among them my paternal Grandfather) and to create a landed military nobility. The old-new Order is planning to re-enact Admiral-General Horthy's entrance to Budapest on a white horse and are working to erect a memorial in every town. The whole thing reminds me of the Norvegian terrorist who claimed to be member of some knighthood and took pics dressed up in a operetta uniform. The man is definitely a forerunner of a deep European movement.