GREECE: Eden in Athens

In Moscow, Joseph Stalin and Winston Churchill had agreed that Greece would be a British sphere of influence. In Parliament, Prime Minister Winston Churchill reported:

"Our wish ... is that when normal conditions of tranquillity have been restored . . . the Greek people shall make, in perfect freedom, their own decision as to the form of government under which they desire to live. Pending such a decision, we naturally preserve our relations with the Greek Royal House and the existing constitutional Government. . . ."

In Athens, whither he had flown from Moscow, British Foreign Secretary Anthony Eden was given...

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