YUGOSLAVIA: The Notorious Bandit

In World War II, Carmelo Jurissevich was a tough-minded and tough-sinewed partisan who fought with Tito against the Germans. But being a Croatian peasant who treasured freedom and hated authority, he had no use for Tito's postwar Communist dictatorship. On the inevitable night in 1949 when Tito's secret police came after him, Carmelo and his younger brother Emil fled to Trieste, only a thump ahead of the knock at the door. From their haven just across the border, Carmelo and Emil set up an overland express, guiding Yugoslavs to freedom. Before the year was out, Tito's agents had...

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