GREECE: Winged Victory

It was a great day for Lieut. General James A. Van Fleet and for the Greek people to whom he had tried so hard to bring peace. Earlier this year, as the Greek army launched its summer offensive, Van Fleet had predicted that Greece's Red guerrillas would be wiped out before year's end (TIME, Aug. 22). Last week his prophecy was proved right. From a secret radio station in Communist Rumania, Greece's Communist guerrilla leaders announced that they had had enough. Military operations, said the radio, would cease forthwith, "to avoid total destruction of Greece."

The Western victory in Greece...

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