A Business Of Some Heat: The United Nations Force in Cyprus Before and During the 1974 Turkish Invasion

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Pen & Sword Military, 2004 - History - 550 pages
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The island of Cyprus, long troubled by inter-communal strife, exploded onto the world stage with the Athens-inspired coup against President Makarios and Turkey's invasion that followed. This resulted in the partition of the Island, which was policed by UNFICYP under the most testing conditions. These dramatic events are described here for the first time in this book which examines the political and military background, the Greek and Turkish forces and the make-up and operations of the multi-national UN Force. The difficult situation was further complicated by the Yom Kippur War and the rapid despatch of a significant part of UNFICYP to Egypt. Main Selling Points: * The first detailed study of a major UN peacekeeping operation. * Wide appeal due to the multi-national (UK, Canada, Austria, Denmark, Finland, Ireland, Sweden, Australia) nature of UNFICYP. * Draws on official government sources, many previously unpublished. Author Details Brigadier Henn was closely involved in UNFICYP and is ideally qualified to record its history. He lives near Banbury, Oxfordshire

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Contents

Part 1The Rosy Realm Of Venus
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Independence The False Dawn
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Turkish Cypriot Communities and EnclavesJuly 1972
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