AUSTRIA: Eve of Renewal

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From the lacy steeple of the Stephans-dom in the centre of the parish churches in the suburbs, all the bells of Vienna bonged out in Jubilee last week. A great glittering crowd had assembled in the sweeping crescent of the Heldenplatz before the former Imperial Palace. Hemmed in by glittering buttons and braid and feathers of the entire diplomatic corps, sat enthroned three scarlet-robed Cardinals and their Brother-in-God the Papal Legate from Rome. Bands played, a choir sang Schubert's Deutsche Messe and, grave with emotion, little Chancellor Dollfuss stepped...

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