CYPRUS: In the Front Line

A bullet in the back, a mine on the road, a bomb in a chocolate box—British civilians as well as soldiers were dying ugly deaths on Cyprus, and the British at home were getting into the kind of mood that approved the gallows on the golf course against the Mau Mau in Kenya. London's big popular newspapers demanded a "get tough" policy against the Greek Cypriot terrorists. Backbenchers in Prime Minister Harold Macmillan's Tory Party muttered that Britain's liberal Governor on Cyprus, Sir Hugh Foot, should be replaced by a military Governor—someone like stern Sir Gerald Templer, who used...

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