• Short Summary

    After two and a half weeks of detective work, British troops uncovered a terrorist cell in the village of Kato Dhikomo in the foothills of the Kyrenia Mountains in Northern Cyprus November 19, trapped one of the most wanted men on the island:
    Kyriokos Matsis, 27, an EOKA leader of the region, with GBP500 price on his head.

  • Description

    After two and a half weeks of detective work, British troops uncovered a terrorist cell in the village of Kato Dhikomo in the foothills of the Kyrenia Mountains in Northern Cyprus November 19, trapped one of the most wanted men on the island:
    Kyriokos Matsis, 27, an EOKA leader of the region, with GBP500 price on his head.

    He was trapped in a hide-out under a bungalow floor. He decided rather to die than surrender to the British troops. He yelled up at them: "Awol come out shooting."
    Two of his sides surrendered. The troops then drooped two hand grenades into the hideout.

    Two companies of troops were used to make the surprise swoop on the village, following information passed to the secret police. They moved so quietly that not even the scraggy village dogs gave the alarm. First more than a villagers were confined to their homes.

    Then the troops started a search in the back parlour of a farmer's home. They found a tiny trap door ... covered by a carpet. Below it: the three wanted men with a cache of arms.

    Security searches continued. British naval craft patrolled off the North and West coasts to check attempt by terrorists to escape by sea.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA8N0V85L4Y3KC70AFNESIF65IW
    Media URN:
    VLVA8N0V85L4Y3KC70AFNESIF65IW
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/11/1958
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:44:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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