The last time Tito left home on a big trip, he went to Moscow. That was back in 1946. Last week Tito was off again, in a different direction. No longer Communism's leading non-Russian, but now the world's leading anti-Russian Communist, he was going to London to see the Queen and her ministers. Object: a fuller partnership with the West.

He traveled on a 720-ton ex-Italian minelayer, now the Yugoslav training ship Galeb (Seagull). The royal welcome began in the Sicilian Channel, where the British destroyers Chieftain and Chevron steamed up to convoy the dictator. At Gibraltar three more British destroyers...

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