CYPRUS: The Big Shoot

Out of the clouds that hide the mountains of southwest Cyprus came a strange army of men dangling on ropes from hovering helicopters. Touching down in the region of Mount Troodos, the parachuters cordoned off a circular area while 2,000 British soldiers and Cyprus police moved into the villages. Operation "Black Mac," concluded last week, was rated by the British the largest and most successful campaign yet against EOKA, the Union-with-Greece underground that in the last 22 months has assassinated 98 British and 140 Cypriots on Britain's island base in the...

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