Maclean was a well-traveled Member of Parliament who was CHURCHILL’s personal envoy to TITO in September 1943. He was parachuted into Yugoslavia as leader of the British Military Mission to find out whether Tito’s partisans were fighting the Germans. Maclean reported back to EDEN in November and recommended that the British should give Tito more supplies and support. He returned to Yugoslavia and took part in the fighting which drove the Germans out of Belgrade. He continued as the British government representative in Yugoslavia until March 1945.