CYPRUS: The Field Marshal's Pea

"We will get you, even in your bed." Thus the Greek Cypriot underground, in a mimeographed leaflet signed "The Leader Digenis," gave Britain's Field Marshal Sir John Harding its warning several weeks ago. Last week at a luncheon at Nicosia's Government House, an intelligence colonel told Sir John flatly that the underground was plotting his early assassination. Scoffed short, peppery Soldier Harding: "If they do attempt it, they will have to deal with my army, and that is no trifling matter."

While they lunched, dark, handsome Neophytos Sophocleous, newest of the Cypriot servants, was at work vacuum-cleaning the Harding bedroom. Later,...

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