SWITZERLAND: The Siege at No. 5

Down Schlösslistrasse in Bern, one of the quietest streets in the quietest capital in Europe, walked four masked men. The time was 10 p.m. Coming to No. 5, which is the Rumanian legation, they climbed quietly over a high iron-grille fence. Looming above them in the snowy darkness was the big building presided over by Chargé d'Affaires Emeric Stoffel. To their left, in a chalet-type house near the street, was the chancellery, where lived Aurel Setu, nominally the chauffeur, but actually the secret police boss of the Communist legation. The leader of the masked men rang the bell at...

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