PORTUGAL: March to Glory

The beaded curtain which hides Portugal from the world momentarily parted last week. It revealed trouble for Dictator Antonio de Oliveira Salazar's regime.

According to Salazar's official communique, which represented the incident as a mere teapot tempest, a young Portuguese officer broke into the cavalry barracks at Monte Pedral, in northern Portugal, and exhorted the men to follow him on a "march to glory to conquer freedom." About 70, the communique declared, set out with him, but later peacefully surrendered to National Guardists near Coimbra, on the way to Lisbon. "Complete calm"...

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