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Matters of Honour, 6 April–4 October 1957

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/9780198205388.003.0007
Matters of Honour, 6 April–4 October 1957

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This chapter examines the problems British governor to Cyprus John Harding had in dealing with issues regarding Bishop Makarios and Ethnikí Orgánosis Kipriakoú Agónos (EOKA) leader Georgios Grivas. Harding believed that Grivas' exit from Cyprus was the most important factor that could lead to the cessation of hostilities. However, it appeared that the only way Grivas would leave Cyprus was in a coffin. When all of Harding's strategy failed, he resigned the governorship in October 4, 1957.

Keywords: John Harding; Bishop Makarios; Georgios Grivas; EOKA; Cyprus; hostilities

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Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945)

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