Foreign News: Out of the Darkness

The lonesome chatter of a Teletype in dead of night told the world of Hungary's return to shadows. At 5:15 Sunday morning (11:15 p.m. E.S.T. the night before in the U.S.), a man in the Hungarian M.T.I, news agency in Budapest punched out an urgent Teletype message to the Associated Press in Vienna:

RUSSIAN GANGSTERS HAVE BETRAYED US; THEY ARE OPENING FIRE ON ALL OF BUDAPEST. PLEASE INFORM EUROPE AND THE AUSTRIAN GOVERNMENT . . . THEY OPENED FIRE ON EVERYBODY . . . KADAR . . . MARO-SAN AND RONAI FORMED A NEW GOVERNMENT. THEY ARE ON THE...

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