February 22, 1960

MILTON IATRIDIS: The naval hero Milton Iatridis died after being injured in a car accident. In the beginning of the war with Italy, as captain of the already old submarine «Papanikolis,» Iatridis destroyed the myth of Italian supremacy in the Adriatic Sea and paved the way for Greece’s naval glory. Outside the Albanian port of Vlore, Iatridis’s torpedoes sank the first Italian convoy on its way to supplying its invading army. Decorated for bravery, he went on to fight in Greece and the Middle East. He and his submarine became symbols of the magnificent courage of the Greek navy, a source of hope in occupied Greece. COLD WAR: Rome, 19 – Russia will agree to withdraw its troops from Hungary if Italy dismantles the US bases on its territory, according to a message from Soviet Prime Minister Nikita Khrushchev conveyed to Italian President Giovanni Gronchi during his recent visit to Moscow. This impressive piece of news, showing clearly how the Kremlin deals with burning international questions from its own point of view, was released in the newspaper Il Messagero today.

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