Greece: The Besieged King

In Athens, the birthplace of democracy and often the site of its suffering, the floodlit Acropolis looked down upon a peaceful city preparing to retire for the night. Late diners strolled through the Plaka district of restaurants and tavernas, and traffic thinned to a trickle in the city's center. Then, only moments after midnight, moving so fast that it all seemed over in minutes, shadowy figures in battle dress began to appear everywhere. From barracks in Athens and all over Greece, troops slipped quietly out and...

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