PORTUGAL: Three Hours

At 2 a. m. one black September night, Lisbon, capital of the Republic of Portugal, was startled from its sleep by the firing of seven large rockets. The signal for a Communist revolt had been given.

Hundreds of Communists immediately captured the arsenal, the War Office, the telegraph station, the Customs House. Then Republican troops came on the scene, surrounded all the captured buildings, forced the Communists to surrender by 5 a. m. Thus ended the three-hour revolt.


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