International: Coronet

The Greek army launched its big offensive—"Operation Coronet."* The Greeks threw six divisions and other units (70,000 men) against 8,000 rebels in Communist General Markos' Mount Grammos stronghold, near the Albanian border. One aim: to bang shut Markos' backstairs supply (and escape) route to Albania. Another: to mop up Mount Grammos.

"Ora Kali." U.S. Military Mission Chief Lieut. General James Van Fleet was at the front to see how things were going. As he jeeped down one mountain road, with Greek Chief of Staff Demetrios Yantzis, a wizened peasant crone in a roadside wheatfield called out "Ora kali" (May the hour be...

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