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A Light in the Tunnel, 10 March–26 July 1956

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/9780198205388.003.0005
A Light in the Tunnel, 10 March–26 July 1956

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This chapter examines the impact of the exile of Archbishop Makarios on the Greek Cypriots fighting for their independence against British rule. Makarios' exile was followed by a three-day general strike and the resignation of Greek John Clerides to the Executive Council. These events was followed a larger event which was the July 26 announcement by Egyptian President Gamal Abdul Nasser that the Egyptian government had nationalized the Suez Canal Company.

Keywords: Archbishop Makarios; exile; Greek Cypriots; British rule; Cyprus; John Clerides; Gamal Nasser Abdul Nasser; Suez Canal; Egypt

Chapter.  12821 words. 

Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945)

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