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Cyprus Mail archives: The EOKA years

Photo taken by Cyprus Mail photographer Bob Egby on September 28, 1956. It shows the shooting by EOKA gunmen of three British intelligence officers on Ledra Street, Nicosia, just outside the Cyprus Mail offices. The man walking towards the camera is the newspaper's editor Victor Bodker. Read this week's Sunday Mail for the full story of this iconic picture

The EOKA years and the road to independence (1955-60) are the focus of the Cyprus Mail’s 70th anniversary archive uploads for the next few weeks.

Every Wednesday and Saturday we will upload pages from the Cyprus Mail archives starting with April 1, 1955, the beginning of the EOKA campaign.

Highlights include accounts of bombings and shootings as the uprising grew ever more bloody and Britain declared a state of emergency.
We will also feature the first death sentence passed on an EOKA fighter, and the dramatic eyewitness account of the death of Grigoris Afxentiou – EOKA deputy commander – who was cornered and killed by British troops in a cave near Macheras monastery in March 1957.

Saturday’s uploads

You can also access the old front pages and stories from the top or bottom menu bar at any time by clicking on ’70 Years’ or from the ’70 years’ banner on the right hand side of our homepage.

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