This is a very valuable contribution to the history of Hungary in the years immediately following the armistice. General Bandholtz was the American representative on the Inter-Allied Military Mission and was therefore deeply involved in the events of 1919-1920. His day-by-day diary was not intended for publication and has been printed posthumously. One is not surprised, therefore, to find in it an absolutely unvarnished record of developments, with a very complete picture of the chaos in Hungary just after the war. The most important part of the diary is that dealing with the Rumanian invasion and occupation. The American general was very critical of Allied policy and is unsparing in his indictment of the Rumanian adventure.
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