THE BALKANS: Courtesy of the Port

At dawn one day last month the British submarine Regent slipped past mine fields into the harbor of Cattaro and ran up her largest white ensign. Much to the surprise of Lieut. Commander Peter Joseph Howell Bartlett, the harbor was full of Italian warships. The commander sent his mate to call on the Italian commanding officer. The mate explained that the Regent had come to look for Britain's Minister to Yugoslavia Ronald Ian Campbell, requested permission to search for him.

Doubtless because he knew the Regent could sink at least one Italian ship in a fight, the Italian courteously granted...

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