April 5, 1955

TERRORISM: London, 4 – Explosions rocked Nicosia, Limassol, Famagusta and Larnaca once again on Saturday night. Cypriot police reportedly thwarted an attempt on the life of the governor of Cyprus, Sir Robert Armitage, as he was leaving an official dinner at the luxury Ledra Pallas hotel, in honor of Robert Taylor, president of the international Rotary Club. (…) Today was relatively quiet but pervaded by an atmosphere of terrorism exacerbated by rumors that an organization has been set up aimed at liberating Cyprus. EOKA: The text of a secret oath being taken by some Cypriot students has fallen into the hands of the British authorities. The text, found in the hands of a student who had been arrested, reads as follows: «EOKA (National Cypriot Struggle Organization) Youth: I swear in the name of the Holy Trinity that 1) I will work to the best of my abilities to liberate Cyprus from the British yoke, sacrificing my life if need be (…)» AVXENTIOU: Cypriot police have announced a reward of 250 pounds for any information as to whereabouts of Grigoris Avxentiou.

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