CYPRUS: Fire & Smoke

The British army called it "Operation Lucky Alphonso," but few recent military operations have been less fortunate. In the first place, the 5,000 crack troops combing out the 65 square miles of Cyprus' rugged Troodos Mountains were not quite sure what they were looking for. Intelligence officers had a dog-eared snapshot of a square-shouldered man wearing a beret and with a .45 automatic slung from his Sam Browne belt, and they said it was the likeness of 58-year-old Greek Colonel George Grivas. But was this actually the legendary Dighenis, the man who fought both Nazis and Communists, is now leading...

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