• Short Summary

    After five months Makarios returns to Cyprus through Akrotiri Base by a special Olympic flight leaving Greece at eight in the morning.

  • Description

    After five months Makarios returns to Cyprus through Akrotiri Base by a special Olympic flight leaving Greece at eight in the morning.

    People began to gather in Nicosia since Thursday. Traffic did not stop all Friday Evening. Cars kept driving into Nicosia making all sorts of celebrating noise.

    Busses and private cars increased Saturday morning around the Archbishopric Palace which outside remain with all the damages caused by the coup. Only a few rooms of the interior have been repaired and prepared for Makarios to use as bedroom and His offices.

    The aircraft arrived at Akrotiri by 09.42 in the morning.

    Thousands of people form all places and form the refugee camps, holding Makarios portraits and numerous pickets of welcoming slogans, praises for Him etc., crowded the big square of the Archibishopic.

    On arrival Makarios first attended a short thanks giving Service in St. John's church which is right next to the Archibishopic. The church was crowded, with the clergy and all high officials it could include. The applauding was very enthusiastic.

    Then Makarios appeared from the Balcony of the Archibishopic and spoke to the very large gathering. The people of Cyprus expressed their love and faith and respect by applauding cheering, and touching way.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA4M12EVBJWUEN1UMZ8B9GM4JIM
    Media URN:
    VLVA4M12EVBJWUEN1UMZ8B9GM4JIM
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    07/12/1974
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:07:42:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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