• Short Summary

    The British Navy Tuesday (July 23) mounted a massive airlift of thousands of people trapped by the fighting in Cyprus.

  • Description

    The British Navy Tuesday (July 23) mounted a massive airlift of thousands of people trapped by the fighting in Cyprus. An estimated two and a half thousand people, whose holidays were violently interrupted by the conflict -- assembled on a six mile (nine kms) beach near Kyrenia where relays of helicopters lifted them to the British commando carrier Hermes anchered offshore.

    In was a long slow progress. ?The waiting civilians made their way slowly through Turkish lines to the beach. The Turkish command ordered the Hermes to stand 10 miles (16 kms) off shore. This slowed down the airlift and in the first five hours only 50 people had been airlifted.

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    Film ID:
    VLVABQ8D7R0HLQTEXHCJ5THK42O9R
    Media URN:
    VLVABQ8D7R0HLQTEXHCJ5THK42O9R
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/07/1974
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:04:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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