COMMUNISTS: Tito & the Executioner

The fight between Yugoslavia's Marshal Tito and the Cominform had settled the Trieste issue: Tito will not get the Italian port, now under international control.

Pro-Cominform Communists in Trieste had split the Communist Party there in half and, with Moscow's blessing, launched a purge, of pro-Tito Slavs. Last week Communist and non-Communist Italians in Trieste went on an anti-Slav rampage, removing Slav names from streets, trams, crossroad signs.

In Trieste the Cominform had publicly pointed a pistol at Tito, and cocked it with a click the world could hear. The man with the...

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