Cyprus: Here Come the Van Doos

The U.N.'s acting commander, Brazil's tiny Major General Carlos Flores Paiva Chaves boomed, "Soyez les bien-venus!" The French welcome was appropriate, for it was addressed to men of Canada's Royal 22nd Regiment, which is about 98% French-speaking. Canada's advance party took off from Ontario while the Security Council was still debating the formation of the United Nations peace-keeping force in Cyprus—which will unfortunately be known as U.N.F.I.C.Y.P.—and it landed in Nicosia far ahead of contingents also due from Brazil, Sweden, Ireland, Austria and Finland. There was reason to hurry, because it...

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