Re: Helga Teske letter – My history books differ from hers.
The Huns were a conglomeration of tribes that swept west in 451A.D. in a final battle that was the greatest blood letting on both sides, their foes being the remnants of the holy Roman Empire and its allies. No other battle has killed or wounded as many combatants and that was under Attila the Hun. The Mongols ravaged across Asia under Ghenghis Khan and Kublai Khan. They invaded China and Western Europe but were not defeated. They only returned home for the grand funeral when a khan died.
Today much of their standard of living, even language is in common day usage worldwide.
Teske is correct when she relates that the Brits called the Germans Huns during World War I and World War II, but it was the Germans that helped repel Attila.