The Press: Reunion in Vienna

Oldtime Vienna correspondents knew sharp-featured George Eric Rowe Gedye (rhymes with steady) as a cool little Englishman, always reserved and distantly polite, who could write with startling passion of his love (Austria) and his hate (the Nazis). Last week they caught the Gedye touch in London Daily Herald pieces pleading that unless the Allies acted, Vienna would starve within 30 days.

Gedye was back again after five years. In 1940, home-bound from Moscow, where he had been New York Times correspondent (he is so no longer), Gedye stopped off in Istanbul—and promptly vanished from newsprint. The spotlight touched him briefly in 1942...

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