September 27-29, 1953

FROM THE BRITISH TO THE AMERICANS: London, 28 – According to official diplomatic circles this evening, Great Britain is to either limit or abolish altogether its 44-year-old naval mission in Greece, in order to open the way for a broader American monitoring of the Greek navy. At the same time, it has decided to leave eight anti-torpedo boats at the service of the Greek government. (…) The issue is already the subject of talks in Athens between First Lord of the Admiralty James Thomas and the top echelon of the Greek Defense Ministry. The American military authorities in Athens have advised the Greeks to call for an end to the activities of the British naval mission. The Greeks already appear to be under the impression that the removal of the British naval mission will result in an increase in American aid. HUMOR: First page commentary by Kathimerini – «According to reports, the outlaw leader Kouvaras is circulating in the Alymyro area disguised as a woman. Kouvaras is the last of the red liberators. The gendarmerie has already pinpointed his hiding places and no matter where is he is they will arrest him. Yet why are the police going to so much trouble? Why don’t they just let it be known they have received the latest collection by Christian Dior? For the outlaw leader to be wearing women’s clothing, he must be very interested in the latest fashions as a way of ridding the country of monarcho-fascism.»

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