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Béla Berzeviczy
von Berzevicze und Kakas-Lomnitz
Béla Berzeviczy von Berzevicze und Kakas-Lomnitz was born in 1870. His was an ancient noble family of Hungary.  He commanded the 1. Honvéd Landstürm Hussar Brigade in 1915.  Berzeviczy was promoted to Generalmajor on the 20 June 1917.  He was commander of the 65. Infantry Brigade up to June 1918, when he was ordered to lead the 70. Honvéd Infantry Division until war’s end.

After the Hungarian civil war, Berzeviczy served as
Miklós Horthy’s Chief of the General Staff from 15 March 1920 to 4 January 1922.  He resigned owing to a recurring illness. Béla Berzeviczy von Berzevicze und Kakas-Lomnitz died in Budapest on 18 February 1922.

GWS, 4/04

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Orders of Battle:  Eastern Front, May 1915
Immediately preceding the Dunajec offensive
III. Armee, Gen. d. Inf.
von Boroevic
    Chief of Staff, Genmj. von Boog
    XVII. Korps, Gen. d. Inf.
Kritek
            k.u. 1. Landsturm hussars brig., Oberst v. Berzeviczy

Berzeviczy’s Brigade was located in the foothills of northern Hungary between two roads that converged on Russian-occupied F.-Vizköz, a town about 12 km west of hotly contested Mezölaborcz.  His brigade was a reserve and stationed at Turány, 10 miles from the front,  Through the first week of April 1915, the Russian XII. Corps threw several divisons against the Austrian XVII. Corps, and the 1. Landstürm infantry Brigade was forced to withdraw some 5 km south in three days, as the Russians made their biggest push from the mountains.  Berzeviczy advanced up the road and stemmed the tide on 6 April 1915, for the van of the Russian attack was aimed directly at capturing Turány and getting behind the Austrian forces blocking the advance from Mezölaborcz.  Berzeviczy’s action, combined with stubborn determination from the other exhausted Austrian formations, saved Hungary from further Russian depravation.

GWS, 4/04 [rev. 1/05]


Orders of Battle:  Southwest/Italian Front, mid-June 1918

Immediately preceding the Piave Offensive
Boroevic Army Group, Feldmarchal
Boroevic von Bojna
Isonzo Army, Generaloberst
von Wurm
IV. Korps, Gen. d. Kav.
Fürst Schönburg-Hartenstein
  LXX. Honved inf. div., Genmj. von Berzeviczy


Orders of Battle:  Italian Front, mid-October 1918
Immediately preceding the Battle of Vittorio Veneto
Boroevic Army Group, Feldmarschal
Boroevic von Bojna
Isonzo Army, Generaloberst
von Wurm
IV. Korps, Feldzm.
Tamasy von Fogaras
  LXX. Honved inf. div., Genmj. Bela von Berzeviczy
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