Cyprus Emergency
The Cyprus Emergency was a military action that took place in British Cyprus primarily consisting of an insurgent campaign by the Greek Cypriot militant group, the National Organisation of Cypriot Fig...
EOKA
EOKA (/eɪˈoʊkə/) was a Greek Cypriot nationalist guerrilla organisation that fought a campaign for the end of British rule in Cyprus, for the island's self-determination and for eventual union with Gr...
EOKA - Wikipedia
Kyrenia Castle Escape
The Kyrenia Castle Escape took place early in the Cyprus Emergency. A number of the EOKA were being held prisoner at Kyrenia Castle and on 23 September 1955, sixteen of them escaped by climbing down s...
Herbert Richmond Palmer
Sir Herbert Richmond Palmer KCMG CBE (18 April 1877 – 22 May 1958) was an English barrister, who became a colonial supervisor for Britain during the inter-World War period. He served as a Lieuten...
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Andrew Barkworth Wright
Sir Andrew Barkworth Wright, KCMG CBE MC (with Bar) (30 November 1895 – 24 March 1971) was a British colonial official and military officer.
Wright was born in Knowle, Dorset, the son of an Anglic...
Cyprus Government Railway
The Cyprus Government Railway was a 2 ft 6 in (762 mm) narrow gauge railway network that operated in Cyprus from October 1905 to December 1951. With a total length of 76 miles (122...
Cyprus Government Railway - Wikipedia
Foreign and Commonwealth Office migrated archives
The Foreign and Commonwealth Office migrated archives are sensitive and incriminating collections of documents from Britain's former colonial governments that were sent back to the UK (hence migrated)...
Reginald Fletcher, 1st Baron Winster
Reginald Thomas Herbert Fletcher, 1st Baron Winster PC (27 March 1885 – 7 June 1961) was a British Liberal then Labour politician. He was Minister of Civil Aviation under Clement Attlee between ...
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Malcolm Stevenson
Sir Malcolm Stevenson KCMG (15 March 1878 – 27 November 1927) was a British colonial administrator. He served as the Governor of Cyprus and later as the Governor of the Seychelles.Stevenson was ...
Enosis
Enosis /ˈɛnəsɪs/ (Greek: Ένωσις, meaning "union") refers to the movement of various Greek communities that live outside of Greece, for incorporation of the regions they inhabit, to the Greek state...
Enosis - Wikipedia
Cyprus Regiment
The Cyprus Regiment was created by the British Government during the Second World War, and made part of the British Army structure. It was mostly made up of volunteers from the Greek Cypriot and Turki...
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Cyprus Military Police
In 1880, an armed Gendarmerie force, the Cyprus Military Police, was created by the British colonial administration of the island. Popularly known as zaptiehs, this body numbered about 700, organised ...
Walter Joseph Sendall
Sir Walter Joseph Sendall GCMG (1832–1904) was a British colonial governor.
As Director of Public Instruction in Ceylon, he expanded the system of schools, teaching in English and the vernacular.H...
Cypriot Enosis referendum, 1950
An unofficial referendum on enosis with Greece was held in Cyprus between 15 and 22 January 1950. Only Greek Cypriots could vote, and the proposal was approved by 95.71% of those taking part.
On 1...
Battle of the Pine
The Battle of the Pine was a military engagement during the Cyprus Emergency. A team of EOKA guerillas ambushed a British patrol of two armoured vehicles on the road from Kyperounda to Chandria.One da...
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PEKA
PEKA, "Politiki Epitropi Kypriakou Agona" (The Political Committee of the Cypriot Struggle), was the political wing of the EOKA movement which fought against the British and Turkish Cypriots for the u...
History of rail transport in Cyprus
The Cyprus Government Railway was a 2 ft 6 in (762 mm) narrow gauge railway network that operated in Cyprus from October 1905 to December 1951. With a total length of 76 miles (122...
History of rail transport in Cyprus - Wikipedia
Battle of Yialoussa
The Battle of Yialousa was an engagement in the Cyprus Emergency where EOKA guerillas attacked the police station at Yialousa, resulting in a 15-minute battle.
Battle at Nicosia Hospital
The Battle of Nicosia Hospital was a military engagement during the Cyprus Emergency. The EOKA planned a raid to rescue Polycarpos Georkadjis, an EOKA prisoner who had been transferred to prison. The ...
John Harding, 1st Baron Harding of Petherton
Field Marshal Allan Francis "John" Harding, 1st Baron Harding of Petherton GCB, CBE, DSO & Two Bars, MC (10 February 1896 – 20 January 1989) was a British Army officer who fought in both...
John Harding, 1st Baron Harding of Petherton - Wikipedia
Narrow gauge railways in Cyprus
There are currently no operational railways in Cyprus,Currently, the Cyprus Railway Museum is being formed at the former CGR Evrychou railway station.Nicosia tram will be create by the Cyprus govermen...
Imprisoned Graves
The "Imprisoned Graves" are a set of graves in a small cemetery located in the Central Jail of Nicosia, where 13 EOKA fighters, during the 1955-1959 liberation struggle for the liberation of Cyprus fr...
Imprisoned Graves - Wikipedia
Turkish invasion of Cyprus
The Turkish invasion of Cyprus (Greek: Τουρκική εισβολή στην Κύπρο, Turkish: Kıbrıs Barış Harekâtı "Cyprus Peace Operation" or Turkish: Kıbrıs Harekâtı "Cyprus Operation") launched on 20...
Turkish invasion of Cyprus - Wikipedia
Battle of Spilia
The Battle of Spilia was fought on December 12, 1955 in the EOKA campaign against the British in Cyprus.Acting on information provided by an informant 700 soldiers of the British Army, attempted to en...
George Sinclair (politician)
Sir George Evelyn Sinclair CMG OBE (6 November 1912 – 21 September 2005) was Conservative MP for Dorking, Surrey, 1964–79.Sinclair was a bright pupil at Abingdon School from 1923 to 1931, and one...
Alkimos Neolaia EOKA
ANE (Greek: Άλκιμος Νεολαία ΕΟΚΑ - "Alkimos Neolaia EOKA") was the EOKA youth movement during the struggle for Enosis (union of Cyprus with Greece) that took place between 1955 and 1959.The youth ...