Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Archduke Josef killed by Reds

April 15, 1919

There are unconfirmed reports that Archduke Josef of Austria and two former government officials have been executed by Budapest Bolsheviks. The archduke is the son of Archduke Josef Karl. He was born in 1872 and received a technical education at the University of Budapest. During the war, he served as Commander of the Seventh Corps of the Austro-Hungarian army. It was reported on April 11 that the archduke and his son, Archduke Josef Franz, had taken the oath to submit unconditionally the new Hungarian national council.
The reports are based on telegraphs from Berlin to Copenhagen.

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