CYPRUS: For the Hangman

Behind the yellow stone walls of Nicosia's Central Prison last week, three young Greek Cypriots in their early 20s awaited the hangman. Andreas Zakos and Charilaos Mikhail, condemned for ambushing a British army jeep and killing its driver, lay placidly on their cots and listened to records of Bach and Beethoven. Iacovos Patatsou, who had been condemned for killing a Turkish Cypriot policeman (out of uniform), accepted the farewell of his widowed mother: "Face death with courage, my son."

As a tenseness spread over the island, affecting British and Cypriot alike, the Greek Cypriot underground E.O.K.A. announced the capture...

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