CYPRUS: The Bridge Builder

In the month since he became governor of revolt-torn Cyprus, Britain's Sir Hugh Foot has worked unflaggingly to build what he calls "bridges of trust" between his administration and the Greek and Turkish inhabitants of the island. Five days before Christmas, he set off celebrations in Nicosia by releasing from detention camps 89 men and 11 women accused of supporting EOKA, the Greek-Cypriot rebel force. Where his predecessor, Field Marshal Sir John Harding, commonly moved about in a heavily escorted bulletproof car. Sir Hugh toured the island's villages on horseback, stopping off...

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