A Time of Gestures, 5 October 1957–13 February 1958

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:
A Time of Gestures, 5 October 1957–13 February 1958

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This chapter examines the appointment of ‘career’ colonial administrator Sir Hugh Foot to replace John Harding as British governor of Cyprus. Foot was an experienced colonial administrator having entered the Colonial service in 1929. This chapter describes the family, educational, and professional background of Foot. It also provides commentaries on his strategies for dealing with the revolt in Cyprus.

Keywords: Hugh Foot; colonial governor; Cyprus; revolt; Colonial Service

Chapter.  12901 words. 

Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945)

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