• Short Summary

    Heavy fighting has gone on throughout today (monday), in the town of Ktima in western Cyprus - scene of the inter-communal flare-up on Saturday.

  • Description

    1.
    Tracking shot scout car down street
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    2.
    SV People watch
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    3.
    Tracking view through market
    0.15

    4.
    Tracking view through market
    0.21

    5.
    GV Pan from minaret to tractor to broken wall
    0.35

    6.
    SV Soldiers patrol
    0.38

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    SV Pan wrecked market
    0.47

    8.
    SV Dead pig amongst oranges
    0.51

    9.
    SV Pigs round wrecked car
    0.56

    10.
    SV Pan to chickens in back of van
    1.02

    11.
    LV Crowd watch helicopter
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    12.
    LV Helicopter lands
    1.11

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    GV Crowd moving
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    SV Generals Gyani and Carver get out
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    GV Crowd move forward
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    TV Crowd move forward
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    SV Big man waves as crowd pan to Gyani
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    SV Big man on Gyani's car, Gyani covers ears
    1.35

    19.
    SV Gyani pokes big man with baton
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    20.
    SV Gyani eventually enters cars, crowd mob round
    2.01

    21.
    LV Soldiers on guard
    2.05

    22.
    SV Gyani pointing baton at onlookers
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    23.
    SV Man holds American shells
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    24.
    CU Same
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    25.
    SV Pan Gyani's jeep away.
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    Initials JM/V/RM/EEH



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Heavy fighting has gone on throughout today (monday), in the town of Ktima in western Cyprus - scene of the inter-communal flare-up on Saturday. One correspondent who flew over the town this afternoon reported that the sky was filled with smoke from burning buildings. The Greek-Cypriots who are attacking the Turkish quarter, are refusing to let British troops evacuate the woman and children. They want nothing less than 'complete surrender' by the Turkish Cypriot community. Roadblocks have been set up by Greek-Cypriots all around the town, and British troops are not being allowed to pass through. A British Military spokesman reports that the British troops - about 100 of them in Ktima - have been fired on throughout the day and had returned the fire in self-defence.

    Yesterday (Sunday) things in Ktima had been fairly quiet following the serious fighting on Saturday. The place seemed deserted except for British troops and scout cars patrolling on the look out for likely trouble spots. General Gyani, United Nations special observer who has been appointed Commander of the United Nations Peace Keeping Force, visited the town. He was accompanied by the Greek-cypriot Minister of the Interior and the British Commander of the Peace Keeping Force, General Mike Carver. Their helicopter was met by about 1000 Greek Cypriots who jostled General Gyani, demanding the release of hostage taken by the Turks. Eventually the party was able to leave the helicopter to go into the town for a meeting between Greek and Turkish Cypriot leaders, at which a 'complete' and 'permanent' ceasefire was arranged.

    All too short lived, for today's attack by the Greek-Cypriots was launched because they said had discovered a Turkish plan to attack them.

    STOP PRESS:
    Late tonight (Monday) - the Cyprus Government said its security forces had halted their advance, so that the evacuation of woman and children might be agreed on.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA3GSTP6ALUIV4CU0PMP24CSH7E
    Media URN:
    VLVA3GSTP6ALUIV4CU0PMP24CSH7E
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/03/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:20:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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