• Short Summary

    Continuing his activities in Greece, Archbishop of Cyprus Makarios went up a mountain-peak of Hymittos (some 3000 feet above sea-level) and unveiled a monument built by the Greek Studies Society in cooperation with the Boy Scouts Association and in memoria of the Greek Cypriot Youth killed or executed by the British during the three-year fight in the Island.

  • Description

    1.
    The monument seen in the extreme point of the mountain-peak covered by a Greek flag. It contains the names of the Cypriots killed or executed during the Cyprus rising.


    2.
    Makarios is seen climbing up the mountain-peak,to mountaineers as Kalopoula Peak, followed by Bishop Kyprianos of Kytion.


    3.
    Makarios, acclaimed by the crowds, arrives at the peak and is welcomed by the officials.


    4.
    General view of the crowds.


    5.
    Makarios and other Cypriot leaders surrounded by the crowds.


    6.
    The monument, clergymen, boy-scouts, etc.


    7.
    Makarios seen reading the names of the Cypriot "heroes" killed by the British in Cyprus, while the crowds shout "he felt for Cyprus".




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    PS:- Makarios during his address to the attending crowds insisted once again on his well-known line of self-determination. There will be no solution whatsoever without guaranteeing the free will of the Cyprus people, he said.

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    Background: Continuing his activities in Greece, Archbishop of Cyprus Makarios went up a mountain-peak of Hymittos (some 3000 feet above sea-level) and unveiled a monument built by the Greek Studies Society in cooperation with the Boy Scouts Association and in memoria of the Greek Cypriot Youth killed or executed by the British during the three-year fight in the Island. Inspite the dangerous position and the difficult paths of Hymittos, a quite considerable number of people and Government and Military officials attended the ceremony. Taking into consideration that mount Hymittos resembles to Mount Troodos of Cyprus, where the main hide-outs of EOKA, Makarios (probably feeling homesick) was heard saying "he thought he was in Cyprus and by the heroic fighters of the EOKA".

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAMI3HXBBB5GUYCQR0D7ML2IWU
    Media URN:
    VLVAMI3HXBBB5GUYCQR0D7ML2IWU
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    29/08/1957
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    MXF
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:44:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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