GREECE: Billy Goat!

Premier Nicholas Plastiras, the strong man of shaky Greece, found his strength as futile as the walls of Troy. Ulyssean guile, as effective as in the days of the wooden horse, turned him out of office.

The rightist Hellenikon Aima quietly printed a confidential letter written by General Plastiras during the Italo-Greek War of 1940-41; in it he had urged German mediation. The leftist press decried this crafty revelation as a "royalist plot," warned that royalist officers were planning an armed coup and were using the letter to get Plastiras out of the way.

Although he swore that he would not...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!