• Short Summary

    CANADIAN TROOPS, MEMBERS OF THE UNITED NATIONS PEACE FORCE, WERE TOLD TODAY, (THURSDAY), BY THEIR COMMANDER, INDIAN LIEUTENANT-GENERAL GYANI, THAT THEY MUST BE "ABSOLUTELY IMPARTIAL" AND LEAVE THE PEOPLE OF THE ISLAND TO SETTLE THEIR CONSTITUTIONAL PROBLEM.

  • Description

    CANADIAN TROOPS, MEMBERS OF THE UNITED NATIONS PEACE FORCE, WERE TOLD TODAY, (THURSDAY), BY THEIR COMMANDER, INDIAN LIEUTENANT-GENERAL GYANI, THAT THEY MUST BE "ABSOLUTELY IMPARTIAL" AND LEAVE THE PEOPLE OF THE ISLAND TO SETTLE THEIR CONSTITUTIONAL PROBLEM.

    THE CANADIANS NUMBERING EARLY 1000 AND BRITISH TROOPS RE THE FIRST ELEMENTS OF THE U. N. FORCE, WHICH BECOMES OPERATIONAL AT 0300 GMT TOMORROW, (FRIDAY). THE FINNISH, IRISH AND SWEDISH CONTINGENTS ARE TO JOIN LATER.

    GENERAL GYANI TOLD THE MEN: "OUR ONE AND SIMPLE AIM IS TO DO EVERYTHING POSSIBLE TO ASSIST THE CYPRIOTS IN PREVENTING A RECURRENCE OF HOSTILITIES AND ENSURING THAT THEY RESOLVE THEIR PROBLEMS UNDER PEACEFUL CONDITIONS.

    A U. N. COMMUNIQUE SAID EARLIER TODAY THAT FOR THE TIME BEING THE PEACE FORCE WILL CONSIST OF THE CANADIAN CONTINGENT AND THE BRITISH FORCE NOW DEPLOYED ON PEACEKEEPING DUTIES, LESS THOSE WHO ARE REPLACED BY THE CANADIAN CONTINGENT.

    THE MAIN BODIES OF THE SWEDISH, FINNISH AND IRISH CONTINGENTS ARE EXPECTED IN CYPRUS WITHIN A FORTNIGHT OR SO. A FINNISH ADVANCE PARTY WAS DUE IN CYPRUS TONIGHT WITH SWEDISH AND IRISH VANGUARDS TO FOLLOW TOMORROW.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA1F3153LQWGFYOZIEB9W2ZAMC8
    Media URN:
    VLVA1F3153LQWGFYOZIEB9W2ZAMC8
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/03/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:18:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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