• Short Summary

    An advance party of 12 officers of the 700-strong Swedish contingent to the United Nations Peace Keeping Force, is expected to arrive in Nicosia today.

  • Description

    An advance party of 12 officers of the 700-strong Swedish contingent to the United Nations Peace Keeping Force, is expected to arrive in Nicosia today. The U.N. Force - represented at the moment by Canadian and British troops - became operational at dawn today (Friday).

    The advance parties of the Finnish and Irish contingents are also expected on the island today.

    The advance parties of the Finnish and Irish contingents are also expected on the island today. At dawn British troops throughout the island donned blue United Nations berets and armbands, and exchanged British Union Jacks draped over their vehicles and guard posts, for the blue United Nations flag. It is the first time since the Korean War that British troops have served under the U.N. flag.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA8NA6UMFNEH660I6BIP76WFB2H
    Media URN:
    VLVA8NA6UMFNEH660I6BIP76WFB2H
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/03/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:48:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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