Messersmith, G.S., Vienna. Despatch No. 857 to Secretary of State [Cordell Hull], Washington.

Messersmith, George S. (George Strausser), 1883-1960.
Journal Title
Journal ISSN
Volume Title
Special Collections, University of Delaware Library
Nazi demonstration in Vienna on evening of July 29 when Olympic flame kindled in Greece, was passing through on its way to inaugurate Olympic games in Berlin; 700 persons arrested, many of them Austrian Nazis recently released under terms of amnesty of July 22; Germany disclaims responsibility for demonstration, but no doubt it was German inspired; many of the demonstrators were paid by sources believed to be from over the frontier; mass meeting of Popular Front held on July 31 to protest demonstration; Chancellor Schuschnigg in speech on July 30 made clear his intentions toward future Nazi subversive activities; Chancellor went next day across border into Italy for visit with son; King Edward of England passed through Austria yesterday to join his chartered yacht at a Yugoslav port; ex-King Alfonso of Spain is staying at Imperial Hotel in Vienna; he cannot at present stay in Italy or Germany while Fascist putsch is underway to restore his throne.
Messersmith, George S. (George Strausser), 1883-1960.