YUGOSLAVIA: Comrades & Lovers

As a pale, peaked schoolgirl in the Serbian market town of Bagrdan, Ljubinka Milosavljevic, according to one of her teachers, "never particularly distinguished herself in anything." But the necessities of war and the peculiar demands of Communist ideology brought out unsuspected talents in this rural railroad switchman's daughter. By 1941, at the age of 24, mousy little Ljubinka had become one of the chief organizers of Communist partisan resistance in her home area, and, as the years passed and Tito Communism became the law of the land, Ljubinka's gifts carried her to loftier and loftier posts in the party...

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