ALBANIA: New Strong Man

A man most people never heard of—Colonel General Enver Hoxha, 36—had quietly become Premier of Albania's Government and head of its National Liberation Army. Since the Germans had gone and the Allies had never really turned up in force, Hoxha's 30,000 leathery Partisans had swiftly taken over their mountainous, Vermont-sized country.

About all that was known abroad of Hoxha was: 1) he had been born at Argyrokastron (birthplace of Albanian independence and scene of Greece's famed stand against the Italian invasion in 1940); 2) he had been a professor of French before taking to politics and war. In his first published...

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