EASTERN FRONT: Vienna's Turn

Last week came old Vienna's turn on the Nazi torture rack. The Germans had willed that the city of 2,000,000 Austrians should die as Budapest had died — slowly, to gain a little more time for Naziism. But this week it seemed that the Red Army would foil that murder by swift conquest. Vienna might escape death, though it would be gravely wounded.

As the smoke of burning buildings swirled up to the spire of 800-year-old Saint Stephen's church, its bells pealed as they had in 1683, when the Turks were at the city's southern walls. But now the ancient...

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