GREECE: The Marshal Resigns

For more than a year, since the decisive defeat of the Communist rebels, the free world has not worried much about Greece. Last week it was time to worry again. Field Marshal Alexander Papagos, who with U.S. help defeated the Reds and put backbone into the Greek army, resigned from active service.

The story behind the rumor-shrouded resignation:

Papagos, at 68, is Greece's No. 1 military hero (he beat the Italians in 1940), an ardent royalist and disciplinarian. But for the past six months the hawk-nosed commander's loyalty to King Paul has tangled with his belief in military discipline. Trouble started...

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