CYPRUS: Man Hunt

One evening last week commandos of the Royal Marines waited silently on the darkening slopes of Cyprus' 6,000-ft. Troodos Mountains. Peering through binoculars they watched a village woman .slowly climb a pine-covered hillside, drop her bulky load and return the way she had come. Sten guns at the ready, the marines in camouflaged battledress leaped swiftly from their lookout and arrived just in time to round up seven E.O.K.A. terrorists who had moved down to collect their supplies.

It was one episode in a campaign dubbed Operation Lucky Alphonso, involving 5,000 British troops in the biggest military undertaking since Malaya....

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