• Short Summary

    MORE VIOLENCE IN CYPRUS, AND AMONG THE OUTBURSTS DURING THE PAST 24 HOURS AN ATTACK YESTERDAY (TUESDAY) ON INSTALLATIONS AT THE BRITISH MILITARY BASE AT DHEKELIA, IN THE SOUTH EAST OF THE ISLAND.

  • Description

    1.
    GV TROOPS LOOK AT WRECKAGE
    0.04

    2.
    CU SOLDIER LOOKS ON
    0.07

    3.
    SV PAN WRECKAGE
    0.17

    4.
    SV DITTO
    0.21

    5.
    SV DITTO
    0.23

    6.
    SV DITTO
    0.27

    7.
    SV DITTO
    0.30

    8.
    SV DITTO
    0.34

    9.
    GV WRECKAGE
    0.38

    10.
    GV DITTO
    0.46



    Initials DS/S/RM/SGM



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: MORE VIOLENCE IN CYPRUS, AND AMONG THE OUTBURSTS DURING THE PAST 24 HOURS AN ATTACK YESTERDAY (TUESDAY) ON INSTALLATIONS AT THE BRITISH MILITARY BASE AT DHEKELIA, IN THE SOUTH EAST OF THE ISLAND.

    NO ONE WAS HURT IN THE RAID, BUT THE RESERVOIR AND THE PUMPING STATION WHICH SUPPLIED FRESH WATER TO THE CAMP WERE TOTALLY DESTROYED.

    ACCORDING TO EYE-WITNESSES, A GROUP OF MASKED GUNMEN SURPRISED GUARDS AND WORKMEN AT THE PUMPING STATION AND WHILE THEY WERE KEPT UNDER SURVEILLANCE, EXPLOSIVES WERE LAID.

    THE DETONATION WRECKED THE PUMPING STATION AND BREACHED THE RESERVOIR, SENDING THOUSANDS OF GALLONS OF WATER SPILLING USELESSLY INTO THE SURROUNDING COUNTRYSIDE.

    ACCORDING TO MILITARY SPOKESMAN IT WAS THE THIRD ATTACK ON THE DHEKELIA BASE'S WATER SUPPLY IN RECENT MONTHS. AFTER THE FIRST TWO, GREEK CYPRIOT NATIONAL GUARDS WERE SENT TO PATROL THE AREA AND THE PIPELINE TO THE BASE.

    WHILE THE SITUATION IS NOT SERIOUS, THE LACK OF READILY AVAILABLE WATER SUPPLIES WILL CAUSE A CERTAIN AMOUNT OF HARDSHIP AMONG THE BRITISH TROOPS AND THEIR FAMILIES WHO LIVE ON THE BASE -- ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT MILITARY ESTABLISHMENT CONTROLLED BY THE BRITISH GARRISON ON THE ISLAND.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA6AD9QFN90FDU34NN5GBU3IW5Y
    Media URN:
    VLVA6AD9QFN90FDU34NN5GBU3IW5Y
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/07/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:46:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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