GREECE: Back in the Fold

For the first time in more than 400 years, the 60,000 Greeks of the Dodecanese* had something to cheer about. They packed the festive, narrow streets of their medieval capital city of Rhodes as a Greek destroyer, escorted by U.S. and British destroyers, nosed into the mountain-rimmed harbor, and King Paul and Queen Frederika landed to take formal possession of the islands. In 1522, when Suleiman the Magnificent stormed the battlemented castle of the Knights of St. John, the islanders had become Turks; since 1912, when imperial-minded Italy won its Turkish War,...

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