INTERNATIONAL: Reckless Tranquility

In most of the liberated countries of Europe last week there was, if not political peace, a political hush. Even in Greece the civil war had been halted by a truce (see below). Elsewhere there were no mass demonstrations, no riots in the streets. No crowds baited the police or shouted threateningly under government windows. What had caused this reckless tranquility? TIME Correspondent Harry Zinder, following the Allied forces as they slowly pushed back the Belgian bulge, reported one reason:

"Always, everywhere we went, there were refugees. Some strode with determined gait back to their little villages, hugging the mountainsides, their...

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