World Battlefronts: BATTLE OF GERMANY (South): Turnabout

Dribbles of truth in a gushing torrent of rumor gave a veiled outline of the Germans' departure from the Balkans. On a front which a month ago had been held by 100 divisions, the Nazis now had left 15 Hungarian and 35 German divisions, but 25 Rumanian, 25 Bulgarian had departed, some of them to fight on the other side. Now the Germans were desperately rushing new defenders, scraped up somehow, to hold at the Danube.

Typical of the Balkan reversal was Marshal Tito's new role. Having fought for years to get the Germans out of Yugoslavia, he was...