Foreign News: Soldier's Mission

Jaw set and eyes grim, Field Marshal Sir John Harding flew into London last week with the air of a soldier preparing to straighten out some muddled civilian thinking. For days, London had been bustling hopefully over the sudden offer of EOKA's chieftain Colonel George Grivas to "suspend" operations if Britain would free and negotiate with the exiled Archbishop Makarios. Macmillan's Cabinet had met in special session; there was talk of bringing the archbishop to some neutral city, perhaps Paris. The government announced it would make a statement on Cyprus and asked the...

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