CYPRUS: The Warring Partners

Through three years of shooting, bombing and burning, terrorists have knocked off British servicemen and fellow Cypriots indifferently. But the wives and children of British troops have generally felt free to go shopping or to sun themselves without fear.

One afternoon last week Margaret Cut-liffe, 18, daughter of a sergeant in Britain's 29th Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment, went shopping with her mother and a friend for her first evening dress—to be worn at her first dance. As the three women emerged from a shop on Famagusta's Hermes Street, the dress triumphantly in hand, Margaret screamed. Two black-trousered youths bore down on...

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