CYPRUS: Time for a Change

Two years ago London sent out one of its finest soldiers as Governor of Cyprus with orders to hold the island at all costs as a base for British forces in the Middle East. Doughty Field Marshal Sir John Harding did the job with soldierly ruthlessness. But, the chastening experience of Suez destroyed all thought of a reasserted British dominance in the area, and Cyprus was no longer essential to British strategists. Last week Her Majesty's government announced that in December Harding will be replaced by Sir Hugh Foot, 50, now Governor...

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