A Letter From The Publisher, Jul. 29, 1974

Saturday afternoon, in the midst of the Turkish invasion of Cyprus, Jerusalem Bureau Chief William Marmon looked out of the window of TIME Stringer Alex Efty's Nicosia home to see a Turkish pilot bailing out at 15,000 feet directly over the building. Greek soldiers in the street below nervously cocked their weapons, preparing to shoot the parachutist as he came down. Suddenly, a strong south wind blew the man out of range. "His fate," cabled Marmon to New York minutes later, "is unknown."

Marmon, Photographer David Rubinger and a few fellow journalists had arrived in Nicosia two days earlier in a chartered...

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