GREECE: Another Venizelos

Elongated, mountainous Crete, fourth largest island in the Mediterranean,* has two distinctions: it is potted with prehistoric remains, has long been the spawning ground for revolts. From Crete, Eleutherios Venizelos, a native of the island, launched a political career in the course of which he became Premier of Greece no less than seven times. From Crete, in March 1935, he supported one of the fiercest revolts in modern Greek history, seized several warships, only to have his revolt squelched. Old Venizelos fled to Paris, where he died year later.

In the quiet before dawn last week, a band of 400...

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