THE BALKANS: Liberation & Desperation

Last week British troops jimmied open Greece's back door, found the inhabitants starved, malarial or missing, and a desperate political situation throughout the country.

Almost every village had stories to tell of German torture chambers, narrow boxes studded with nails in which men were forced to stand until they fell exhausted. At Kalavryta the Nazis had machine-gunned the entire male population —700 men and boys. Some 1,300 women and girls escaped only because an Austrian soldier let them out of a burning building. The Germans shot him.

Side by side with the German...

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