By Nick Van Der Bijl

The British confronted severe difficulties – the 1st, the Greek Cypriots’ hope for Enosis and moment, the serious competition and antipathy among the Greek and Turkish communities.

In 1955 the previous ended in a sour EOKA terrorist crusade led by means of Colonel George Grivas. This ended in the deaths of over a hundred British servicemen. Nicosia’s ‘Murder Mile’ used to be the scene of many shootings. The Governor box Marshal Harding narrowly escaped assassination in his place of abode.

The subsequent section was once the Turkish Government’s army intervention in 1974 to avoid what they observed because the Greek takeover. In a bloody invasion which observed common ‘ethnic detoxing’ and displacement of groups, the Island used to be divided into sectors policed by way of the United countries. This exists at the present time, as do the British Sovereign Base parts at Dhekalia and Atrokiri/Episkopi.

This booklet describes the main bothered years of this gorgeous island that's so popular to British servicemen, their households and vacationers.

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The British confronted critical difficulties – the 1st, the Greek Cypriots’ hope for Enosis and moment, the serious competition and antipathy among the Greek and Turkish groups. In 1955 the previous ended in a sour EOKA terrorist crusade led via Colonel George Grivas. This ended in the deaths of over a hundred British servicemen.

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