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E. and other departments to discuss ways and means of contacting the Partisans. E. which had been brewing up for some time got really serious. E. had put all their money on Mihailovic ... They had therefore consistently built him up ... That policy coincided with our British Decision-making over Tugoslavia 37 own, up to a point. But when it came to our suggesting getting into touch with the Partisans ... they raised endless difficulties, due of course to their displeasure at the prospect of doing anything to upset Mihailovic or make Bailey's position more difficult than it already was.
M. Government, the Yugoslav Government and the Soviet Government; that is, I think, the real argument in favour of sending supplies ... ' 53 But this was not the argument used when Eden raised the matter in the War Cabinet on 27 November. He simply presented it as an unquestioned fact that 'the dispute between the two parties taking part in the revolt' had been 'settled', and he urged that supplies be sent as a matter of the utmost importance. The War Cabinet told him to take it up with the Chiefs of Staff.
Cit. p. 366. 3· See below pp. 2IO-I4 for references to intelligence based on intercepts. 4· Except where otherwise stated the author has relied on his memory fortified by the account given in his book, Baker Street Irregular. The book was written in I953-4 but held up for eleven years before publication because of the delay in obtaining permission under the Official Secrets Act. 5· Julius Caesar was (Colonel) Julius Hanau; see Sweet-Escott, op. , p. 22. 6. M. R. D. Foot, in The Fourth Dimension of Waifare (London, 1970) ed.
British Policy Towards Wartime Resistance in Yugoslavia and Greece by Phyllis Auty, Richard Clogg