Foreign News: ANTI-COMMUNIST DEFENSE IN THE BALKANS

FROM Athens, TIME'S Jim Bell Reported:

The Greek border where it adjoins Bulgaria and Albania is held and patrolled by tough, experienced troops under spirited officers. Armed with basic infantry weapons up to mortars, the troops ride the mountain passes astride husky mules from Missouri. Sunk back 15 to 60 miles behind the Greek frontier regiments are the support divisions, eight in the field and one around Athens, a total of 135,000 men.

Close to the Barrage. Last week Greece's eight field divisions were engaged in an intensive six weeks' training cycle. Many of the...

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