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A Crisis of Trust, 1 February 1950–1 April 1955

Robert Holland

in Britain and the Revolt in Cyprus, 1954-1959

Published in print November 1998 | ISBN: 9780198205388
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191676604 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205388.003.0002
A Crisis of Trust, 1 February 1950–1 April 1955

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This chapter examines the emergence of a crisis of trust in the British colony of Cyprus during the period from February 1950 to April 1955. Recognizing the local political situation, Sir Andrew Wright requested repressive powers to prevent the outbreak of violence in Cyprus. Though the request was denied Wright returned to Cyprus and set about dealing as best as he could with his opponents. During his period, doubts concerning the usefulness of possessing Cyprus started to re-emerge. The outbreak of physical Greek Cypriots' resistance to British rule on the island occurred in April 1955.

Keywords: colonial Cyprus; Andrew Wright; repressive powers; Greek Cypriots; political resistance; British rule

Chapter.  18988 words. 

Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945)

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