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War Rages in Austria

July 29, 1934
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Civil war rages in Austria, with Nazi rebels fighting savagely and reported gaining the upper hand in some provinces.

Comparative calm prevails in Vienna.

Estimats fix the fatalities to date in the hundreds. Hospitals throughout the country are jammed.

Groups of Austrian legionnaires break across the Austro-German frontier but are driven back.

Italian troops have already crossed into Austria, according to unconfirmed reports from Belgrade. If reports are true, Jugoslavia will mobilize her army.

Hitler names non-Nazi von Papen as special Minister to Austria in a gesture of peace.

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