I NTERN ATION AL,COMMUNISTS: Hole in the Head?

COMMUNISTS

The news from northern Greece was the best that gloomy Athens had heard for a long time. It was not a military victory for the government; it was a political crisis in the camp of the enemy. The rebel radio announced that General Markos Vafiades (TIME, April 5), the wiry, hairy soldier who had long commanded the northern Communists, had been "seriously ill" for months and had been relieved of his duties.

A government intelligence officer remarked that Markos' affliction was, no doubt, "a small round hole in the head." Although it seemed...

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