GREECE: The Top of the Pot

In Salonika last week, the huge concert studio of Radio Macedonia had been turned into a makeshift courtroom. Fenced in by a net of chicken wire, 128 rebel prisoners, captured after the shelling of Salonika last month, hunched together in close-packed seats. The judges, nine army officers, sat on the stage. Around them was stacked the evidence: rifles, machine guns, grenades. A mountain howitzer poked its muzzle out beside a grand piano.

During court lulls, three of the rebels talked to a TIME correspondent. Yannis Fotiades had been ill with tuberculosis; he had joined the Markos rebels when they promised...

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