GREECE: Generals & Parrot

"Have you any last wish?" the executioners asked Brigadier General (retired) Anastase Papoulas and General Miltiades Kimissis, sentenced to be shot for having joined in the lost rebellion of Greece's Grand Old Man Eleutherios Venizelos (TIME, March 11 et seq.). So obvious was it to everybody that the two generals' last wish was death to the victorious enemies of Venizelos, that the two did not bother to say anything. Thereupon the firing squad blew them down dead.

In his post-rebellion clean-up work, Greece's Premier Tsaldaris was caught in the dilemma that Greece...

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