CYPRUS |: Truce's End


One night last week Nicosia's fire brigade raced five miles out of town to the village of Laxia. It was a false alarm, but back in Nicosia, two British military-supply stores erupted in gasoline-fed flames.

With this neatly executed bit of arson, the EOKA men marked a switch from a policy of passive resistance (TIME, March 17) to a nonshooting campaign of selected sabotage. All week long bombs went off. A pump house supplying water to a British camp was blown up; one midnight a building stocked with shiny new government lottery machines suddenly belched smoke; Cypriots crowded the...

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