World Battlefronts: BATTLE OF THE BALKANS: Island Eye

Somewhere off the Adriatic coast of Yugoslavia, in clear sight of the German-held Dalmatian shore, is a small island covered with heather and dotted with red-roofed, green-shuttered houses. In Cairo last week R.A.F. spokesmen told about the advance post maintained on the island. Its occupants: U.S. and British forces working hand in glove with Partisan natives. All the islanders old enough to talk swear by Marshal Tito.

The heterogeneous personnel of this outpost collect weather data and send it to Allied forecasters in Italy; they warn and guide Allied fighters and fighter-bombers raiding the Dalmatian coast; they operate a launch...

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