CYPRUS: Thorns Among the Laurels

By night, British troops assembled at their stations in Cyprus' major towns, and, at the appointed moment, swept into the homes and newspaper offices of Cyprus' leading Communists. Among the more than 150 arrested were the party's boss, a onetime London milkman named Ezekias Papaioannou, and the Communist mayors of two of Cyprus' biggest towns. At the same hour, Governor Sir John Harding announced the outlawing of the Communist Party on Cyprus.

That was not the end but the beginning of another violent week on Britain's strife-torn island colony. Archbishop Makarios III, bearded marshal of Greek-Cypriot agitation for union with...

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