CYPRUS: Blimp Rides Again

The fat shadow of Colonel Blimp, that imperturbable British master of ineptitude and lost opportunities, hung over Cyprus last week.

A fortnight ago, when E.O.K.A., the Greek Cypriot underground, offered to call off its campaign of terrorism (TIME, Aug. 27), the troubled island of Cyprus began to sense a degree of peace. British Governor Sir John Harding conceded that the E.O.K.A. truce offer might well represent "a chance for a fresh start" on Cyprus. And it might have, had the British risen to the occasion.

Encouraged, many Cypriots hopefully jumped to the conclusion that the British would take the next logical...

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