NATIONS: This Is Yugoslavia

THE NATIONS

The significant facts about Trieste were that: 1) Soviet tactics in eastern and southern Europe had been checkmated, for the first time, by equally positive British and U.S. tactics; 2) up to this week, the checkmating had been accomplished without a fight.

No Russians were directly involved; Field Marshal Alexander's immediate adversaries were Yugoslav Partisans who had tried to seize title to Trieste before Italy's claims could be settled by Big Power negotiation (TIME, May 28). Last week, while negotiations with Marshal Josip Broz (Tito) continued, Alexanders U.S., New Zealand and...

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