British Troops In Cyprus 1955

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    British troops in Cyprus during terrorist activities.

    Various shots soldiers of the Suffolk Regiment playing football. Various shots of equipment on ground, showing rifles, sten guns, tin hats, etc. and soldier on guard. Various shots soldiers playing football. Various shots as Major blows a whistle (this is a practice warning) and the soldiers run and grab their equipment, jump into jeeps and lorries, and drive off. MS wireless operator.

    LS Cypriot spectators at a football match. Various shots of the match between Omonie (Greek Cypriot Communist Team) and Ayma (Armenian Cypriot team) in progress. Various shots of the spectators and game in progress. Various shots outside stadium showing bicycles stacked up against wall. MS people sitting outside restaurant. MS main police station in Alaturk. MS Turkish coffee shop with people sitting outside. Various shots of the Omonie and Ayma football teams coming out onto field. Various shots spectators and game in progress. Various shots line of soldiers abreast, marching along holding batons and shields. Various shots as officials working from last year's tax list draw up a roll of finable male adults. CU's list and men writing down names. CU G Savvides, Assistant Commissioner of the Famagusta District, looking on. Various shots of the police station. Various shots as a young curfew breaker is taken to police station by soldier.

    MS's Governor Field Marshal Sir John Harding, and Air Marshal Sir Claude Pelly Commander-in-Chief MEAF (Middle East Air Force) waiting at Nicosia Airport. LS Hastings aircraft taxiing on runway. CU Sir John Harding and Sir Claude Pelly. MS's Lord de L'Isle and Dudley, Secretary of State for Air, getting off plane and being greeted by Sir John Harding, who introduces him to Sir Claude Pelly, they shake hands.

    MS Lord de L'Isle inspecting Guard of Honour of RAF personnel. MS as he takes off his hat to them. MS de L'Isle and Harding boarding the Governor's helicopter. MS as Greek man parks his bicycle against barbed wire and goes into Post Office. Various shots Post Office, people post letters in box. Various shots Alaturk Square in Turkish section of town. Various shots police station. LS Union Jack being taken down from over Post Office. Various shots pictures outside police station of 'Wanted' men. Various shots top part of Ledra Palace Hotel, showing name. Exterior and interior showing British civilian closing shutters on his windows. Various shots Ledra Palace Hotel.

    MS Marine Commando walking down Ledra street. MS Metascas Square showing traffic and activity. Various shots civilian having a shoe shine. LS little boys fighting on green. LS newspaper shop showing English newspapers hanging up outside. CU headlines of newspapers. Various shots showing restaurateurs pulling down steel shutters over their windows and doors. CU sign 'Blackpool Fish and Chips' through steel shutter. MS man pulling steel shutter over door. Various shots street scene showing patrol car driving down road. Various shots Post Office showing scaffolding after bomb damage.

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    British Pathé
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    01:44:00:00 / 01:52:57:00
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