CYPRUS: End of Umbrellaism

In August 1915, Lieut. John Harding led a platoon against the Turks at Gallipoli, where British forces, too little and too late, were defeated. This week Harding, now a field marshal and retiring chief of the Imperial General Staff, returned to the eastern Mediterranean to repair the damage done in Cyprus by too little diplomacy too late. Sir John's appointment as governor of Cyprus, the headquarters of Britain's Middle East armed forces, was notice that Britain meant to crack down on violence stirred up in the name of enosis (union) with Greece....

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