GREECE: By Summer's End

The Greek National army last week launched another all-out drive against the Communist guerrillas. This one looked as though it might really be the last.

The Communists had been cleared from the Peloponnesus, Central Greece, Eastern Macedonia and Thrace. Only 17,000 were left in the mountain strongholds of Vitsi and Grammos. Government generals sent the first units of their 65,000 U.S.-equipped troops into the Grammos sector, where the guerrillas had been expecting the main push. Five days later the government's main forces struck at Vitsi, split the Communist positions and cut off their westward retreat routes to Albania.

The rebels, having...

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