World War: BALKAN THEATER: The Whole Story

Day-by-day, play-by-play accounts of the campaign in and evacuation from Greece were released last week by the British War Office and Admiralty. They told a story of hurried dispositions, last-minute stopgaps, narrow escapes; and made vividly clear what a liability the much-hailed resistance of Yugoslavia turned out to be. Summary:

April 6. At dawn the Germans attacked northern Greece in five spearheads. Three divisions of Greeks defended that area, and it was intended that they should delay the Germans as much as possible, then retire in order behind Salonika to the main...

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