Magyar Honvédség Hungarian Home Defence Force


The Austro-Hungarian Compromise of 1867, allowed Hungary to have her own forces for homeland defence, adjunct to and integrated with the standing Imperial and Royal Army.
The Honvédség became a specifically Hungarian Army within the Austro-Hungarian Empire.
The name Honvédség originally refered to the revolutionary army established by Lajos Kossuth and the National Defence Committee of the Revolutionary Hungarian Diet, during the Hungarian Revolution, in September 1848.


  1. Komoly, Ottó Nathan