World Battlefronts: BATTLE OF THE BALKANS: Somewhere, Somehow

Frightened by the stages of revolt gathering strength throughout all the occupied countries of Europe, Germany last week discarded its theme of "Pax Germanica" for a policy of "implacable terror." In Yugoslavia, against General Draja Mihailovich's isolated and loosely organized ''army of freedom," the Nazis struck with a fury born of frustration and fear.

Into the Bosnian mountains marched a new Nazi punitive expedition, augmenting 500,000 German, Italian and Hungarian troops who had proved better at civilian terrorization* than at crushing Mihailovich's "invisible" mountaineers. Symbol of resistance. Mihailovich drew new recruits from all the Balkans. Possibly he had 200,000 men...