Category: Worldwide

The Hungarian Gendarmerie, known as the Csendőrség, was responsible for the public safety and the maintenance of law and order in rural Hungary from its formation in 1881 until its dissolution at the end of WWII. The Csendőrség was a small force of about 11,000 enlisted men and officers, which was increased to 22,000 during the course of the Second World War to meet the needs of the reclaimed territories and to help reinforce the heavy losses sustained by the regular army (Honvédség). Whether in peacetime or in wartime, the Csendőrs fulfilled their duties according to their motto, “Híven, Becsülettel, Vitézül” (faithfully, honorably, valiantly). The site offers information about the Royal Gendarmerie: pictures, documents, literature, references and links.

The World Federation of Hungarian Veterans is a worldwide charitable organization with chapters in Europe, North and South America and Australia. It was founded in 1947 by Hungarian veterans of the Second World War. The original aim of the organization was to promote patriotism, the establishment of a Christian Hungarian government; to struggle against the evils of communism, and to commemorate and keep alive the sacrifices of those who suffered and died in the fight for liberty and democratic ideals. Continuing these goals, and providing aid to those of its members who require moral and financial support, the Organization seeks to preserve and propagate Hungarian culture and heritage by its broad support of other Hungarian organization, youth groups, Hungarian cultural events and churches.