50 Years Ago Today

ALLIED CHIEFS OF STAFF: This evening the head of the US joint Chiefs of Staff, General Omar Bradley, arrived at Athens airport, along with his British counterpart Field Marshal Sir William Slim and a representative of the French General Staff. (…) Gen. Bradley (…) made the following statement: The purpose of our visit here is to explain to Greek officials the work undertaken by the members of the North Atlantic alliance and to discuss conditions under which Greece will assume its place in it (…) In addition, we will examine issues of cooperation and contact with the headquarters of General Eisenhower. GREEKS IN KOREA: London – According to telegrams from the Korean front, sections of the Greek forces, patrolling the center of the front where the allied forces’ attack is under way until northwest of Yongchon, the sector occupied by the first cavalry division, were suddenly attacked early this morning by the enemy, using heavy armored tanks and cannons. The Greeks repelled the attack. It is particularly interesting and deeply moving that Greeks with different backgrounds and lifestyles have such close links and cooperate creatively to strengthen the presence of the Greek element in highly volatile regions. Many people in Greece, blinded by a provincial or pseudo-cosmopolitan mentality, deem that the government’s policy on the Greek diaspora is of secondary importance.

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