CYPRUS: Flight to the East

I have ordered every activity against the English and Turks to cease, but I declare that if the provocations by the English and Turks continue in any way whatsoever, then from the 10th of this month I will be free to order immediate action against them both.

Hundreds of leaflets bearing this terse message fluttered through the streets of Nicosia one evening last week just before curfew. Men and women, waiting until British military patrols rounded the corner, furtively scooped up the leaflets, eagerly read the truce offer of Colonel Grivas, leader of the Greek Cypriot EOKA. Next day the...

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