AUSTRIA: Stalking Habsburg

The house of Habsburg-Lorraine last fortnight sent a stalking horse back into the Austrian Republic which had banned all Habsburg-Lorraines who had not renounced their claims to the throne. A tall, white-chinned man of 71 with the Habsburg horse face, he stepped off the train from Switzerland at Vienna's West Station and looked into the faces of a notable company: the Minister of War. Prince Alois von Schonburg-Hartenstein (''Our venerated and beloved Field Marshal!"); the son of Archduke Franz Ferdinand whose assassination detonated the War; the heads of the great houses of...

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