OPINION

November 15, 1954

ADMIRAL MOUNTBATTEN: Kathimerini’s correspondent in Malta, Mr Ilias P. Dimitrakopoulos, was recently received by the outgoing head of the Allied forces in the Mediterranean, Lord Louis Mountbatten, upon whom he conducted a long and extremely interesting interview on current defense issues that are of immediate concern to Greece. In the exclusive interview, Admiral Mountbatten first of all referred to the increasing Soviet naval threat and the effect of atomic weapons on naval warfare. He also emphasized the importance of maintaining a strong Greek navy, and expounded upon efforts to bring this about. PAPAGOS ON MARKEZINIS: The issue that has arisen over the failure of the former coordination minister, Mr Spyros Markezinis, to inform the prime minister, Field Marshal Alexandros Papagos, of letters he had exchanged with the German minister Mr Ludwig Erhardt has led to further clarifications by Field Marshal Papagos. In these, he says that the Greek people will be fully briefed in due course after the completion of talks with Mr Erhardt.