100 Years ago....
Emperor Karl's comeback fails
Oct 25, 1921
Undeterred by the utter failure of the theatrical coup last Easter, the ex-Emperor Karl has made a fresh attempt to regain the throne of Hungary. This time the attempt was more serious. He gathered a 12,000 strong army and, accompanied by ex-Empress Zita, slipped out of exile in Switzerland to march on Budapest.
However, he was defeated and captured yesterday by troops loyal to the Regent, Admiral Horthy, in a bloody battle outside the capital. His failure is welcomed by the Allies who would not countenance his return to the throne.
Article from "Chronicle of the 20th Century" ISBN 1 872031 80 3