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    ???I can honestly say that today was the roughest day of my life...Congo or no?

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    Roll No. 1



    -On Limasol Rd 26 miles short (see roll No. 2 for rd sign post) British military stop press cars + warn them of extreme risk ahead.



    -British behind sandbags with Bren Gun....at this vital Turkish road junction...Nicosia, Larnacka, Limasol.



    -Press cars drive on.



    -2 Turks cars drive on.



    -2 more turks dead on terrace of villa, with armed Greeks in close BG.



    -Greek police, irregulars + civilians all armed near their Landrovers, with villa in question in BG.



    -During cease fire, Greek civilians go look at Turk dead.



    Roll No. 2



    -In Turk sector Limasol, pan deserted street to Mosque.



    -GU Turk sign.



    -Armed Turk civilian scurrying.



    -More Turks scurrying.



    -Female kids smile at camera from behind barred window, at this advance front line spots. deserted



    -View Limasol main street, but for parked cars.



    -Back at road junction. Sign post.



    -British military dig and fill sand bags, and passing military (British)/transport in BG.



    Photosmart has pix Greeks taking action positions.



    BBC has Turk hospital; Greek homemade armoured bull-dozer; + British families evacuating Limasol.




    Initials


    There is no question of trying to shoot sound here at all, alone, as its all grab, shoot and dash. I RECOMMEND THAT WHEN THE INTERNATIONAL FORCE ARRIVES YOU SEND IN A SOUND MAN. PLEASE ONPASS THIS ADVICE TO TONY WHYTE.

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    Background: ???I can honestly say that today was the roughest day of my life...Congo or no Congo. Unfortunately, the pix won't explain why, but possible your dailies will.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA2Q12UL68DRIZ45XLO2S84BJAG
    Media URN:
    VLVA2Q12UL68DRIZ45XLO2S84BJAG
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/02/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:03:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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