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    A FEW HOURS OF RELAXATION FOR UNITED NATIONS TROOPS ON DUTY IN CYPRUS. A SPECIAL?

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    A FEW HOURS OF RELAXATION FOR UNITED NATIONS TROOPS ON DUTY IN CYPRUS. A SPECIAL PERFORMANCE OF A POLITICAL SATIRE CALLED "BAZOOKA" WAS PRESENTED TO AN AUDIENCE OF TROOPS FROM THE DANISH, SWEDISH AND FINNISH CAMPS. ALSO PRESENT WERE A NUMBER OF HIGH-RANKING OFFICIALS INCLUDING GENERAL CARVER, AND MR. PLAZA -- POLITICAL ASSISTANT TO GENERAL GYANI.

    THE SATIRE WAS PRESENTED BY THE CYPRUS THEATRICAL DEVELOPMENT ORGANISATION -- A GREEK CYPRIOT BODY -- AND THERE WERE FEW ASPECTS OF THE PRESENT POLITICAL CRISIS ON THE ISLAND THAT DID NOT COME UNDER THE CRITICAL EYE OF THE SATIRIST.

    THE OPENING SKETCH WAS PARTICULARLY ENJOYED BY THE SOLDIERS. IT SHOWED THE REACTION OF A SIMPLE CYPRIOT VILLAGER -- TO WHOM THE POLITICAL WORRIES OF THE WORLD ARE REMOTE -- WHO IS SUDDENLY ENLISTED INTO THE NATIONAL GUARD. THE SKETCH SHOWS THE CYPRIOT VILLAGER BECOMING MORE AND MORE CONFUSED AS HE IS TAUGHT THE USE OF ARMS AND INTRODUCED TO LIFE IN THE ARMY.

    EXAMPLES OF ORIENTAL AND GREEK NATIONAL DANCING WERE ALSO POPULAR ITEMS AND AT TIMES THE TROOPS JOINED IN -- CLAPPING IN TIME TO THE MUSIC.

    MEMBERS OF THE UNITED NATIONS FORCE THEMSELVES WENT ON STAGE AT THE END WITH THEIR OWN SKETCH. A FINNISH SOLDIER RODE A BICYCLE ACROSS THE STAGE -- REMINISCENT OF THE ARRIVAL OF THE FINNISH CONTINGENT ON THE ISLAND SOME MONTHS AGO WHEN THEY CHOSE THE BICYCLE RATHER THAN THE ARMOURED CAR AS THEIR MEANS OF TRANSPORT ...

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1XKNPT7Q7Z3YB8LEWC217GYF5
    Media URN:
    VLVA1XKNPT7Q7Z3YB8LEWC217GYF5
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    04/07/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:26:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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