• Short Summary

    GENERAL GRIVAS, CHIEF OF THE GREEK CYPRIOT NATIONAL GUARD, WATCHED YESTERDAY (SUNDAY) AS 6,000 MEN UNDER HIM DEPLOYED IN THEIR FIRST LARGE-SCALE ANTI-INVASION EXERCISE.

  • Description

    GENERAL GRIVAS, CHIEF OF THE GREEK CYPRIOT NATIONAL GUARD, WATCHED YESTERDAY (SUNDAY) AS 6,000 MEN UNDER HIM DEPLOYED IN THEIR FIRST LARGE-SCALE ANTI-INVASION EXERCISE.

    THE GENERAL WHOSE RESIGNATION FROM THE FORCE HAS BEEN OFFICIALLY DENIED DIRECTED THE EXERCISE. IT WAS HELD ON THE EASTERN COASTLINE, NEAR FAMAGUSTA.

    THE TROOPS, SUPPORTED BY TANKS AND ARTILLERY, DEALT WITH WHAT CYPRUS RADIO CALLED A MOCK TURKISH INVASION. IT STARTED WITH THE 'ENEMY' ESTABLISHING A FOOTHOLD ON THE BEACH. AFTERWARDS AIRCRAFT AND RUSSIAN-BUILT TANKS REPELLED THE MOCK INVASION FORCE.

    (FROM JUNE 26, THE UNITED NATIONS PEACE-KEEPING FORCE IN CYPRUS WILL STAY ON FOR ANOTHER SIX MONTHS, THE SECURITY COUNCIL HAS DECIDED).

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    Film ID:
    VLVA7OJASHZ58ZKCH1EVQ8L1T92KD
    Media URN:
    VLVA7OJASHZ58ZKCH1EVQ8L1T92KD
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    21/06/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:06:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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