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A Greek patrol, advancing over hills where the 600 men of Britain's Gloucestershire Regiment made their heroic stand (TIME, May 7) last week, found a wounded British soldier lying in an abandoned farmhouse. He was Private Lionel Ellis, survivor of the battle in which most of his battalion had been killed.

Said Greek Major P. Pantelis Kalamakis: "We went in and saw this Englishman. He was thin, pale and hairy. He said: 'For this moment I waited. I prayed to God you'd come.' Then he cried. Then he began to laugh, and I wanted to make him happy. I started...

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