According to today's "half-official" interpretation in Hungary, on November 7, 1917, it was not a revolution, but a coup in Russia, performed by Lenin as an agent for the Germans, acting against his home country, completely in the interest of German war aims, infecting Russia as a virus.  read more...
"I came to Lake Balaton for a week / To sail and sunbathe / When a woman sat down beside me to play cards / That's what happened in Lelle." Though we are sure such romances took place on the shore of the Hungarian sea during the war too, people wishing to relax could not spend their time as carelessly at the lake as in happy times of peace – being on a holiday or not, holidaymakers were also affected by everyday challenges.  read more...
The world's most famous female spy, Mata Hari was killed on October 15, 1917, in the fortress of Vincennes near Paris – since then she has been legitimately pronounced to be innocent: she was not the so-called H-21 spy who delivered French military secrets to German officers. read more...
Az Est summarized the political relations of the House of Representatives of the Austrian part of the Empire – let us admit that it was difficult to follow for mere mortals already at that time. The author, being aware of politics in Vienna, told only about the House of Representatives (in German: Abgeordnetenhaus), read more...
August of 1914 was characterised by war enthusiasm – everyone should make their own mind up on whether or not it was induced by the propaganda. Nevertheless, soldiers set off to the front in wagons displaying "Long Live the King", covered in flowers by the similarly enthusiastic ladies who bid them farewell. The flowers wilted, individual enthusiasm faded, but war propaganda still sought to keep it at least institutionally alive. read more...
"Every plant is stopping crying / As if skies were crying too / Oh, China is declaring war, / Oh, China has declared war. / It is coming against us with a hundred miracles, / with pointy pagodas, / with a row of fat idols, / with Buddha's magic belly." read more...
For the first sight business-related news reports popped up from time to time on pages of Pesti Napló among public news. These usually evolved around the rental of huge, tens of thousands of acres large entailed or church lands for foreign, German tenant candidates. read more...