• Short Summary

    BRITISH PARATROOPERS -- THE "RED DEVILS" OF THE BRITISH ARMY -- HAVE BEEN FLOWN INTO CYPRUS TO HELP KEEP THE PEACE IN THE ISLAND.

  • Description

    BRITISH PARATROOPERS -- THE "RED DEVILS" OF THE BRITISH ARMY -- HAVE BEEN FLOWN INTO CYPRUS TO HELP KEEP THE PEACE IN THE ISLAND. AN ADVANCE PARTY OF THE 16TH PARATROOP BRIGADE ARRIVED IN NICOSIA ON FRIDAY, AND WERE CLOSELY FOLLOWED BY 800 MEN. THIS BROUGHT THE TOTAL OF BRITISH TROOPS FLOWN OUT TO THE ISLAND WITHIN A WEEK TO 2,000.

    THE TROOPS ARE IN CYPRUS TO PREVENT FURTHER FIGHTING BETWEEN THE RIVAL GREEK CYPRIOT AND TURKISH CYPRIOT COMMUNITIES. THEY HAVE TAKEN OVER A NEUTRAL ZONE, AND UNDER THEIR INFLUENCE SOME CALM HAS BEEN RESTORED AND LIFE IS SLOWLY RETURNING TO NORMAL IN THE TOWNS AND VILLAGES.

    ONE OF THE TASKS OF THE TROOPS IS TO DISTRIBUTE FOOD AND MEDICAL SUPPLIES TO ISOLATED VILLAGES, WHOSE INHABITANTS HAVE BEEN PENNED IN THEIR HOMES FOR FEAR OF ATTACK. IT'S ESTIMATED THAT NINE THOUSAND TURKS IN 18 VILLAGES IN NORTH WEST CYPRUS HAVE BEEN CUT OFF FROM THEIR SUPPLIES. THE VILLAGES ARE MAINLY TURKISH, BUT SOME HAVE GREEK SECTORS.

    (TALKS TO FIND A WAY OF DEALING WITH THE ISLAND'S COMMUNAL CRISIS ARE TO BE HELD IN LONDON LATER THIS MONTH. BRITAIN, GREECE, TURKEY AND THE TWO CYPRIOT COMMUNITIES WILL BE REPRESENTED. MEANWHILE BRITAIN, GREECE AND TURKEY HAVE APPEALED TO U THANT THE SECRETARY-GENERAL OF THE UNITED NATIONS, TO SEND A PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE TO CYPRUS TO OBSERVE THE PEACE-KEEPING OPERATIONS THERE.)

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA61YGNJJXSWUSZPJMIXEBCSN1T
    Media URN:
    VLVA61YGNJJXSWUSZPJMIXEBCSN1T
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    05/01/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:50:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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