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Created: 8/23/1968

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USt of the train WAS limited to cssr citizens.

dcq5' orrespondent of radio austriairect telephone ses?5T ague at noon stated that the last broadcast of freed tke hilitia had announced full SUPPORT for dubcek and that its commander had been ARRESTED.

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PARTIES TO CONTRIBUTE TO TKE EPFOrI TO RESTORE NORMALCY^

AN OFFICIAL AUSTRIAN SERVICE.

THE AFTERNOON OF 22 AUGUST THE AUSTRIAN/YUGOPOINT AT SPIELrELD WAS ADVISED OFFICIALLYHEPOLICE THAT THE YUGOSLAV-HUNGARIAN BORDER WAS CLOSED TOWHO WISHED TO ENTER HUNGARY ENROUTE TO THE CSSR.

CZECHS TRYING TO RETURN TO THE CSSR OVER THE AUSTRIAN BORDER AT WULLOWITZ CUPPER AUSTR IA> WERE TURNED BACK BY SOVIETS IN CONTROL THERE.

THE EVENING OF 22 AUGUST TRAVELERS RETURNING FROMAUSTRIA REPORTED THAT HUNGARIAN TROOPS IN SOUTHERN HUNGARY

WERE EMBARKING ON DANUBE SHIPS FOR UNKNOWN DESTINATIONS.

THE AFTERNOON OFUGUST AUSTRIAN BORDER POLICEREPORTED THAT THE SECRETARY OF THE RED CROSS OFAPPEARED AT THE BORDERANS OFFOR INJURED CHILDREN IN PRAGUE AND CESKE BUDEJOVICE. WAS SENT FROM VIENNA.

14 LATEUGUMANIANS WHO WERE TURNED BACK AT THE CSSR/HUNGARIAN BORDER BY THE HUNGARIANS ARRIVED AT WARCHEOG AT THE AUSTRO/CSSR BORDER.

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1?. ACCORDING TO RADIO CZECHOSLOXAKIA GENERAL KUCERA, DEPUTY CHIEF OF THE GENERAL STAFF OF THE CSSR, EMBERS OF THE DEFENSE MINISTRYECLARATION THAT THE ARMY MAS PREPARED TO PROTECT CONSTITUTIONAL REPRESENTATIVES OF THE CZECH PEOPLE IF SO ORDERED BY PRESIDENT SVOBODA. '

16. IT IS SAID IN PRAGUE THAT THE RELATIVELY HIGH NUMBER OF CLANDESTINE TRANSMISSIONS WHICH CONTINUED FROM UNKNOWN LOCATIONS IN CZECHOSLOVAKIA AFTER THE OCCUPATION WERE POSSIBLE BECAUSE THE CZECH ARMY WAS SECRETLY PROVIDING RADIO AND TV EQUIPMENT.

THE VOLKSSTIHME, AUSTRIAN CP ORGAN, SAIDUMEROUS CLANDESTINE TRANSMITTERS WERE OBVIOUSLY WORKING TOGETHER.)

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