The World: Battle on a Vacation Isle

Trapped in the fierce fighting last week on Cyprus were thousands of tourists. A11 together, in the course of a week, almost 10,000 people were evacuated by British and U.S. ships and planes. Tales told later were more than enough to fill a "How I Spent My Summer Vacation" scrapbook.

Jill Davis, a vivacious office worker from West London, flew home with the memory of 24 hours spent inside a Roman tomb with her boy friend while Turks shelled the area; the couple feared they would be buried alive. Twins Amanda and Penny Mieras...

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