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    THE FIRST UNITED NATIONS TROOPS FROM THE GAZA STRIP LANDED IN FAMAGUSTA, CYPRUS, YESTERDAY. THEY?

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    THE FIRST UNITED NATIONS TROOPS FROM THE GAZA STRIP LANDED IN FAMAGUSTA, CYPRUS, YESTERDAY. THEY WERE 189 SWEDISH TROOPS, WHO ARRIVED IN THE CYPRIOT PORT ON A SWEDISH SHIP.

    THE SWEDISH SOLDIERS, WITH EQUIPMENT AND TRUCKS MARKED WITH THE LARGE LETTERS "U.N." IN WHITE, WERE GREETED ON LANDING IN CYPRUS BY LIEUTENANT-COLONEL EVERHALL, COMMANDER OF THE SWEDISH UN CONTINGENT ON THE ISLAND.

    AMONG THE MEN LANDED WERE TWO INJURED MEN.

    THE UNITED NATIONS FORCES IN THE GAZA STRIP WERE ORDERED OUT OF THEIR PEACE-KEEPING POSITION BY THE UNITED NATIONS SECRETARY-GENERAL, U THANT, ON MAY 19, AFTER HE HAD ACCEPTED THE DEMAND OF PRESIDENT NASSER THAT THE UN FORCE SHOULD BE MOVED.

    ALTOGETHER, THERE WERE SOME 3,400 MEN IN THE UNITED NATIONS EMERGENCY FORCE, MOST OF THEM OCCUPIED WITH PATROLLING THE ISRAEL BORDER WITH EGYPT. ABOUT 200 TROOPS WERE IN THE GAZA STRIP ITSELF.

    THE MULTI-NATIONAL UN FORCE COMPRISED INDIANS, CANADIANS, YUGOSLAVS, SWEDES, BRAZILIANS, NORWEGIANS AND DANES. THE FORCE HAD BEEN ACTING AS A BUFFER BETWEEN ISRAELI AND EGYPTIAN ARMIES ON THE BORDER FOR THE LAST ELEVEN YEARS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVADHS19NRVB2B4YJU9DP6F4HDQI
    Media URN:
    VLVADHS19NRVB2B4YJU9DP6F4HDQI
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/06/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:11:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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