CZECHOSLOVAKIA: The Morning of March 10

What happened early that morning of March 10, 1948 in the third-floor, right-wing apartment of the Foreign Ministry in Prague? Afterward, when the body lay in the morgue, the new Red regime made its announcement: Foreign Minister Jan Masaryk was so depressed by letters from British and U.S. friends denouncing him for collaborating with the Communists that he climbed through the small window of his bathroom and plunged 60 feet to a stone-flagged courtyard.

Many of Masaryk's friends in the West were convinced that it was murder—that he had been shoved out...

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