YUGOSLAVIA: The Broncobuster

As the Balkans buzzed with ominous reports that Russia was massing troops on the Yugoslav border, Stalin's archfoe, Marshal Tito, was enjoying a quiet holiday at his island stronghold of Brioni, in the upper Adriatic. There he received LIFE Photographer John Phillips, who had covered Tito and his partisans during the war. Phillips cabled:

I found Tito standing in the study of his villa. His appearance had not altered since the first time I met him five years back, at a time when he was also fighting for his life. His surroundings were,...

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