Wednesday, 16 November 2011

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25 April 1974

'Events in Portugal continue to unfold since troops seized key government buildings, radio and televsion stations and the airport in Lisbon this morning. Thousands of people have taken to the streets in apparent support of the MFA, or Armed Forces Movement, a group which appears to be led by junior officers and which is, amongst other things, opposed to Portugal's continued involvement in guerilla wars in its African colonies of Mozambique and Angola....'

'Commentators are already beginning to dub events the 'Carnation Revolution' after the people welcomed soldiers with flowers...'

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