Recently arrived in Cyprus as Director of Military Operations, Major-General Darling was soon at work hunting out EOKA terrorists.
G.V.PAN MILITARY HEAD-QUARTERS.
S.V.INT. DITTO, MAN WALKS TO MAP ETC.,
C.U. GIRL LISTENING AT HEAD-PHONES, PAN UP TO TROOPS.
C.U. BRIGADIER FITZGEORGE LOOKING AT MAP.
FULL C.U. FINGER POINTS TO AREA ON MAP.
L.V. MOBILE POLICE CONTROL UNIT.
S.V. DITTO PAN TO GIRL POLICE SERGEANT AT TRANSMITTER.
L.V.PAN PARACHUTISTS MARCHING TOWARDS VILLAGE ON NEOKHORIO.
L.V. TRUCK UPSIDE DOWN IN DITCH, RESULT OF TERRORIST ACTIVITIES.
L.V.PAN GENERAL DARLING ARRIVES AT KITHREA POLICE STATION.
PAN DOWN FROM BALCONY TO POLICE STATION TO GENERAL DARLING LEAVING.
C.U. GENERAL DARLING IN JEEP, WAVES.
S.C.U. GENERAL DARLING RIDES OF IN GARDEN.
S.V. TROOPS SEARCHING FOR ARMS IN GARDEN.
L.V. TROOPS ENTERING TO SEARCH DWELLING.
S.V. COFFEE HOUSE PROPRIETOR LOOKS ON WHILST TROOP SEARCH.
C.U. SOLDIER SEARCHING CONTENTS OF TIN.
S.V. SOLDIER SEARCHING OVER DOORWAY FOR HIDDEN ARMS.
C.U. SOLDIER PULLS UP TILE ON FLOOR ETC.,
S.V. SOLDIER REMOVING CLOCK FROM WALL.
C.U. SOLDIER TESTING PLACE WHERE CLOCK HANGS.
L.V. TERRORIST ROUNDED UP BY IRISH GUARDS BEING PUT INTO TRUCKS.
S.V. TERRORIST GETTING INTO TRUCKS.
C.U. TRUCK DRIVING AWAY.
G.V. MEN ROUNDED UP BY IRISH GUARDS BEHIND BARBED WIRE.
S.V. MEN AND PRIEST ROUNDED UP WAITING TO BE SCREENED.
S.V. TWO MEN BEING QUESTIONED BY IRISH GUARDS.
G.V. VILLAGES ROUNDED UP FOR CHECK UP.
PAN FROM ARMOURED CAR WHICH CONTAINS A MAN WHO IS LOOKING OUT AS EACH VILLAGER IS BROUGHT FORWARD IDENTIFICATION.
S.V. VILLAGER BEING BROUGHT FORWARD TO BE IDENTIFIED.
C.U. ANOTHER VILLAGER STEPS FORWARD TO BE IDENTIFIED.
S.V. VILLAGERS LOOKING AND WAITING TO BE CHECKED.
C.U. ANOTHER VILLAGER STEPS FORWARD, HAT IS TAKEN OFF BY SOLDIER.
L.V. VILLAGERS WAITING TO BE CHECKED, PAN TO TROOPS IN FOREGROUND.
Initials S-D/CW A.S./P.B.
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Background: Recently arrived in Cyprus as Director of Military Operations, Major-General Darling was soon at work hunting out EOKA terrorists. His "Operations New Broom" made a clean sweep of the Kithrea area, a black spot for bomb raids and ambushes. Men of the Cyprus Police, the Irish Guards and the Parachute Regt., took part,
At the village of Neokhorio, near Kithrea, a hooded Greek-Cypriot peered through the gun list of a Ferret armoured car at a mass identification parade. Male villagers were paraded in front of vision the troops released that person. When he shouted, "Black", the Cypriot was led to the barbed wire "cage" and detained as a suspect.
The operation was directed personally by Major-General Darling resulted in the discovery of several arms dumps and the arrest of many suspects.