• Short Summary

    TWO COMPANIES OF FINNISH SOLDIERS COMPRISING TWO HUNDRED AND EIGHTY OFFICERS AND MEN CYCLED THIRTY MILES (48KM) INTO NICOSIA TODAY (TUESDAY) TO TAKE THEIR DUTIES IN THE UNITED NATIONS PEACE FORCE.

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    FILM SHOWS ONE OF THE SMALLER UNITS CYCLING THROUGH NICOSIA. ONE OF THE FINNISH OFFICERS SAID "WE BROUGHT THE BICYCLES BECAUSE THEY WILL GIVE US GREATER MOBILITY. WE SHOULD HAVE LIKE MORE ORDINARY VEHICLES BUT THE UNITED NATIONS DO NOT HAVE ENOUGH OF THEM."




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    Background: TWO COMPANIES OF FINNISH SOLDIERS COMPRISING TWO HUNDRED AND EIGHTY OFFICERS AND MEN CYCLED THIRTY MILES (48KM) INTO NICOSIA TODAY (TUESDAY) TO TAKE THEIR DUTIES IN THE UNITED NATIONS PEACE FORCE.

    THE SOLDIERS WORE CAMOUFLAGE BATTLE-DRESS AND STEEL HELMETS, AND CARRIED HEAVY PACKS WITH RIFLES AND AUTOMATIC WEAPONS SLUNG OVER THEIR SHOULDERS. AFTER ENTERING NICOSIA THEY SPLIT UP INTO SMALL UNITS AND CYCLED TO THEIR VARIOUS POSTS IN THE CITY.

    (MEANWHILE EARLY TODAY, WHILE THE FINNISH SOLDIERS WERE CYCLING TOWARD NICOSIA, A GREEK CYPRIOT SHEPHERD WAS FATALLY WOUNDED BY A SNIPER'S BULLET NEAR DHIKOMO. CANADIAN TROOPS WERE SENT TO THE AREA AND HELPED TO BRING THE SHEPHERD TO HOSPITAL. HE DIED LATE. SHOOTING WAS ALSO REPORTED AT TRAKHOMAS, A SUBURB OF NICOSIA BUT THERE WERE NO CASUALTIES.)

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    Film ID:
    VLVAB0Y0PUOQRQS19MR7QDI2PQBFL
    Media URN:
    VLVAB0Y0PUOQRQS19MR7QDI2PQBFL
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    05/05/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:37:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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