• Short Summary

    LATEST MAJOR DEVELOPMENT IN THE CYPRUS SITUATION: GENERAL GEORGE GRIVAS HAS TAKEN OVER COMMAND OF THE GREEK-CYPRIOT NATIONAL GUARD AND SECURITY FORCES.

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    1.
    GV PAN AIRPORT
    0.08

    2.
    LV PLANE ARRIVES
    0.12

    3.
    CU TROOPS SALUTE
    0.14

    4.
    LV COFFIN OUT OF PLAN
    0.25

    5.
    CU COFFIN CARRIED
    0.29

    6.
    SV DITTO
    0.32

    7.
    CU DITTO
    0.35

    8.
    GV WREATHS CARRIED
    0.44

    9.
    LV COFFIN TO AMBULANCE
    0.49

    10.
    CU OFFICERS SALUTE
    0.52

    11.
    LV PAN AMBULANCE LEAVES
    0.57



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    Background: LATEST MAJOR DEVELOPMENT IN THE CYPRUS SITUATION: GENERAL GEORGE GRIVAS HAS TAKEN OVER COMMAND OF THE GREEK-CYPRIOT NATIONAL GUARD AND SECURITY FORCES.

    YESTERDAY (THURSDAY), THE BODY OF THE TURKISH PILOT, WHOSE PLANE EXPLODED DURING A JET FIGHTER ATTACK ON THE PORT OF XEROS, IN THE NORTHWEST OF CYPRUS DURING THE WEEKEND, WAS FLOWN BACK TO TURKEY. THE PLANE CARRYING THE COFFIN LANDED AT A MILITARY AIRBASE OUTSIDE ANKARA. IT WAS MET WITH FULL MILITARY HONOURS, AND AS THE COFFIN WAS CARRIED FROM THE PLAN TO A WAITING AMBULANCE, IT WAS FOLLOWED BY OFFICERS CARRYING 20 WREATHS, WHICH WERE ALSO BROUGHT FROM THE TURKISH-CYPRIOT COMMUNITY ON THE ISLAND.

    THE FUNERAL IS SCHEDULED TO TAKE PLACE TODAY (FRIDAY) IN ISTANBUL. THE EVENT IS ALSO BEING MARKED BY A MILITARY PARADE IN ANKARA.

    (THE DEAD PILOT, CAPTAIN GENGIZ TOPER, DIED IN HOSPITAL AFTER PARACHUTING FROM HIS AIRCRAFT AND BEING CAPTURED BY THE GREEK-CYPRIOTS. BEFORE LEAVING CYPRUS, THE BODY WAS HANDED OVER TO TURKISH-CYPRIOTS, WHO CARRIED IT TO A MEMORIAL TO ALL TURKS KILLED IN CYPRUS SINCE 1570, BEFORE IT WAS TAKEN TO THE AIRPORT FOR THE JOURNEY TO ANKARA.)

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    Film ID:
    VLVAAXOTWVLGPWY5E05JFS2JSQYSR
    Media URN:
    VLVAAXOTWVLGPWY5E05JFS2JSQYSR
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/08/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:58:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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