YUGOSLAVIA: Growing Pains

It was very embarrassing for Palmiro Togliatti, Communist leader and No. 2 man (Vice Premier) in Italy's Bonomi Government. Marshal Tito, Communist leader and No. 1 man in the Yugoslav Government, was again eyeing Trieste and Fiume. In London last week his Foreign Minister Josip Smodlaka filed claim to the two Italian cities (both still occupied by the Germans). In Rome, Allied observers agreed: no Italian Government could survive the loss of Trieste.

Yugoslavia had plans for expansion in another direction. A source close to Marshal Tito reported that for the present, the old Albanian frontier would remain. Later Albania might...

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