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  • Short Summary

    Item showing the British army on patrol and in their camps at Cyprus.

  • Description

    Unissued / Unused material.

    Army activities in Cyprus.

    MS patrol walking through street with prisoners. MS Cypriot prisoners. LS army truck passing through street showing houses and restaurant. LS soldiers on guard behind barbed wire. MS people getting off bus. Various shots of luggage being searched. Various shots people being searched, including children. LS soldier carrying bag for old woman. MS bus leaving and travelling along road. MS high school. MS pan from top of school down to steps. MS writing on school wall.

    Various shots Lefkonico. LS writing on wall, EOKA. MS chairs outside cafe. Various shots restaurant with shutters up. MS sign saying: "Co-operative Credit Society" in English and Greek. LS bridge. MS as soldiers on patrol stop car. LS soldiers taking up barbed wire. MS signpost: 'Lefkonico 30'. LS road block at Nicosia end of village. Various shots as police issue passes to people caught in Lefkonico when the curfew was imposed and who wished to leave. Various shots soldiers washing and shaving by improvised means.

    Various shots of the tented camp. LS small WRAC (Women's Royal Army Corps) compound with nissen huts. MS's scrubland. Various shots of a Turkish shepherd and his flock of sheep. MS line of tents. Various shots soldier watering cactus plant outside his tent. Various shots entrance to camp and noticeboard saying 'KYKKO CAMP'. CU sign boards saying: 'Nicosia out of bounds' and 'Personnel will not book out in groups of less than four'. MS combat car entering camp with stone guard in front of windscreen.

    MS as Cypriot civilians are frisked on entering camp, besides showing their passes. MS cookhouse. LS WRACs (Women's Royal Army Corps) hanging out washing. MS WRAC quarters. MS WRAC doing ironing. MS two WRACs - Corporal Beryl Ingham and Lance Corporal Margaret Moyse. Interior MS cookhouse, CU frying fish. CU menu. MS soldiers queuing up for dinner and being served. Various shots soldiers eating their meals, they include Lance Corporal Keys, Worthing and Sapper Dixon. MS WRAC pay parade.

    Date found on old record 30/11/1955.

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    Film ID:
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    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
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    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:00:01:00 / 01:08:43:00
    UN 2794 A

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