• Short Summary

    FIRST TROOPS OF THE FINISH CONTINGENT TO THE UNITED NATIONS CYPRUS PEACE KEEPING FORCE LEFT HELSINKI AIRPORT TODAY (SATURDAY)....

  • Description

    FIRST TROOPS OF THE FINISH CONTINGENT TO THE UNITED NATIONS CYPRUS PEACE KEEPING FORCE LEFT HELSINKI AIRPORT TODAY (SATURDAY)....THE FIRST STAGE OF AN AIRLIFT OF NEARLY 1000 TROOPS WHICH IS EXPECTED TO LAST UNTIL TUESDAY.

    TODAY 340 MEN LEFT WITH THEIR COMMANDING OFFICER, LT. COL KETTINEN. THEY FLEW IN 5 'HERCULES' TRANSPORTS SUPPLIED BY THE UNITED STATES ARMY, WHILE THREE MORE OF THESE GIANTS WERE FULLY LOADED WITH EQUIPMENT AND PERSONAL BAGGAGE.

    APART FROM THE BRITISH-CANADIAN, IRISH AND SWEDISH TROOPS WERE ALREADY OPERATIONS ON THE ISLAND, AND THE FIRST MEMBERS OF THE DANISH CONTINGENT ARE EXPECTED SHORTLY.

    TODAY (SATURDAY) HEAVY FIGHTING HAS BEEN GOING ON IN THE NORTH OF THE ISLAND WHERE GREEK-CYPRIOTS HAVE SUCCEEDED IN THE CAPTURING IMPORTANT TURKISH-CYPRIOT POSITIONS GUARDING THE ST. HELARION CASTLE STRONGHOLD. THE CASTLE IS THE KEY POINT DOMINATING THE MAIN ROAD NORTH NICOSIA TO THE COASTAL PORT OF KYRENIA, OPPOSITE THE TURKISH COAST.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAB8ZUK7C8E9I5AAULAY1WZ16J1
    Media URN:
    VLVAB8ZUK7C8E9I5AAULAY1WZ16J1
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    25/04/1964
    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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