Foreign News: Partisan Boom

Last week the New York Times, with a front-page lead and two pages inside, recognized the Partisans of Yugoslavia (TIME, Dec. 14, 1942, et seq.). In Cairo, where Correspondent C. L. Sulzberger filed the epic dispatch, once-hostile British censors passed a flood of encomiums to the Partisans, to their commander, Marshal Josip Broz ("Tito"), and to a party of Partisan officers who had come to Egypt. One booster even spread the report that Marshal Broz's favorite books are War & Peace and Pickwick Papers.

The result: widespread recognition in the world's press that the Partisans are doing the fighting in Yugoslavia (estimated...

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