• Short Summary

    Archbishop Makarios, President of Cyprus, and Vice-President Kutchuk paid a formal visit Oct 11 to the British bases at Episcopi, which were so long a disputed issue in the Cyprus independence negotiations.

  • Description

    Archbishop Makarios, President of Cyprus, and Vice-President Kutchuk paid a formal visit Oct 11 to the British bases at Episcopi, which were so long a disputed issue in the Cyprus independence negotiations.

    First to arrive, accompanied by his wife, was Dr. Kutchuk, leader of the Turkish Cypriots. They were greeted by the administrator of the bases, Air Marshal Sir William Macdonald, and General Sir Dudley Ward, Commander-in-Chief Middle East.

    For Archbishop Makarios' arrival there was a 21-gun salute. Afterwards, President and Vice-President took the salute at a march-past and inspected the troops.

    The fear of Eoka terrorism now largely a thing of the past, British servicemen's families mingled freely with the cheering Cypriots watching the ceremony.

    The Cypriot crowds were apparently not influenced by hostile criticism of the Archbishop in a newspaper and a leaflets supporting Col. Grivas, formerly head of Eoka terrorism. Makarios was attacked for accepting the British invitation to the bases and for "renouncing the cause of Cypriot liberation."

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA4KR13MU3VTXZ8TZKHK0DBE36X
    Media URN:
    VLVA4KR13MU3VTXZ8TZKHK0DBE36X
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/10/1960
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:07:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

Comments (0)

We always welcome comments and more information about our films.
All posts are reactively checked. Libellous and abusive comments are forbidden.

Add your comment