Videos tagged with CYPRUS

NARROWLY ESCAPING A TERRORIST ATTACK IN CYPRUS 1956

NARROWLY ESCAPING A TERRORIST ATTACK IN CYPRUS 1956

In November 1955 Lance Corporal Bill Avis was recalled to the Suez Canal zone where he had been posted since 1953. On the way back to the zone, Bill's company were detoured to Cyprus to bolster British troops as the recently founded EOKA terrorist were seeking independence and union with Greece through armed struggle. It was a cup of tea that saved Bill's life against a terrorist attack that struck hours after Bill had arrived on the island....

POLICING THE PARTITION OF CYPRUS

POLICING THE PARTITION OF CYPRUS

former British Army officer John Elliott tells of policing the partition of Cyprus and of his encounter with General Sir Michael Carver