August 13, 1954

OFFICERS PROTEST TO CHURCHILL: The Union of Retired Officers has sent a telegram to Prime Minister of Great Britain Winston Churchill to protest against his refusal to hand Cyprus over to mother Greece. «We, who fought alongside you in the Great Wars, are surprised at your stance and ask you to reconsider your decision,» they wrote. KKE ARRESTS IMMINENT: Larissa, 12 – The Larissa public prosecutor has issued an order today banning the reporting in any newspaper of any information regarding the discovery of an illegal network of the Communist Party of Greece (KKE) in Thessaly and the interrogations under way. POST-CIVIL WAR: The interior minister, Mr Vrachnos, referring to his tour of Crete, said that the 10 outlaws and two outlaw women still on the island had been given a deadline to give themselves up by the end of the month, otherwise harsh measures will be taken. Addressing a rally, Mr Vrachnos recognized the local custom of not handing over wanted persons, but emphasized that this case was exceptional and asked for people’s cooperation in the capture, arrest, or killing of the 12 communist outlaws.

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