• Short Summary

    A BRIEF MILITARY FUNERAL SERVICE TOOK PLACE AT NICOSIA'S BRITISH AIR FORCE BASE YESTERDAY (FRIDAY) FOR THE FIRST UNITED NATIONS SOLDIER KILLED IN CYPRUS -- JAHANI MATIKAINEN OF FINLAND.

  • Description

    A BRIEF MILITARY FUNERAL SERVICE TOOK PLACE AT NICOSIA'S BRITISH AIR FORCE BASE YESTERDAY (FRIDAY) FOR THE FIRST UNITED NATIONS SOLDIER KILLED IN CYPRUS -- JAHANI MATIKAINEN OF FINLAND. HE WAS SHOT DEAD ON WEDNESDAY NIGHT IN A CLASH WITH TURKISH-CYPRIOTS NEAR NICOSIA.

    AFTER THE SERVICE THE COFFIN, DRAPED IN THE BLUE UN FLAG, WAS FLOWN TO FINLAND BY A UNITED STATES AIR FORCE PLANE.

    BOTH GREEK AND TURKISH COMMUNITIES AND UN OFFICIALS ARE STILL SHOCKED BY THE KILLING WHICH HAS SHAKEN UN OPTIMISM THAT THE SITUATION WAS IMPROVING AND MAJOR INCIDENTS UNLIKELY. SHOCK ALSO LINGERS AT THE GOVERNMENT'S INABILITY TO TRACE ABOUT 75 TURKISH-CYPRIOTS MISSING OR KNOWN TO HAVE BEEN TAKEN HOSTAGE SINCE THE UN OPERATION BEGAN ON MARCH 7.

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    Film ID:
    VLVABB6OBG4U5XQK102O73Z57KCQX
    Media URN:
    VLVABB6OBG4U5XQK102O73Z57KCQX
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/05/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:43:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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