• Short Summary

    GENERAL GRIVAS IN CYPRUS -- HE'S BEEN TO THE PRISON IN NICOSIA WHERE RESISTANCE FIGHTERS DURING BRITISH RULE WHERE HANGED FOR THEIR PART IN THE MOVEMENT FOR UNION WITH GREECE (EOKA).

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    GENERAL GRIVAS IN CYPRUS -- HE'S BEEN TO THE PRISON IN NICOSIA WHERE RESISTANCE FIGHTERS DURING BRITISH RULE WHERE HANGED FOR THEIR PART IN THE MOVEMENT FOR UNION WITH GREECE (EOKA).

    THE CYPRUS REPUBLIC KEEPS THE PRISON AS A MUSEUM TODAY. THE REMAINS OF THOSE EXECUTED DURING THE 1955-59 EMERGENCY ARE BURIED IN A SMALL YARD.

    GENERAL GRIVAS SCATTERED FLOWERS OVER THE GRAVES AND SAW THE GALLOWS CHAMBER AND DEATH CELLS. ACCOMPANYING HIM WAS MR. GEORGHADJIS, THE CYPRUS INTERIOR MINISTER WHO WAS A SENIOR EOKA LIEUTENANT, AND OTHER FORMER MEMBERS OF THE RESISTANCE.

    AFTERWARDS GENERAL GRIVAS CALLED ON PRESIDENT MAKARIOS AT THE PRESIDENTIAL PALACE, AND HE WAS THERE INTRODUCED TO MEMBERS OF THE COUNCIL OF MINISTERS.

    THE VISIT IS OPPOSED BY THE TURKISH-CYPRIOT LEADER DR. KUTCHUK. IN A CABLE TO U THANT AT THE UNITED NATIONS, HE SAID GENERAL GRIVAS HAVING MADE IT CLEAR HIS FIRST POLICY HAD BEEN TO KICK THE BRITISH OUT OF CYPRUS, THEN WANTED TO ELIMINATE THE TURKISH CYPRIOTS. DR. KUTCHUK SAID THE UNITED NATIONS WERE "CONDONING OR PERMITTING THE RETURN TO CYPRUS OF A PERSON WHO HAS LED A LONG TERRORIST CAMPAIGN AND WHO HAD BEEN RESPONSIBLE FOR THE MURDER OF HUNDREDS OF INNOCENT LIVES."

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8UC52L9RO5HZ2URENA2MVE7XD
    Media URN:
    VLVA8UC52L9RO5HZ2URENA2MVE7XD
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/06/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:57:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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