February 6, 1956

TRAITORS IN HOODS: Nicosia, 4 – A thousand British soldiers surrounded the Greek-Cypriot villages of Galini, Varisia and Loutro this morning and rounded up all the male occupants. The soldiers then embarked on a search of all the houses in these villages, with the help of sniffer dogs. At 6 a.m., police drove around in patrol cars fitted with loudspeakers, ordering the men of the villages to gather together in fenced-off areas, and the women and children to stay in their homes. Those who were interrogated were then taken one by one before two men wearing masks who simply said in English either «Yes» or «No» to indicate whether the men in question were to be remanded in custody. In all, 14 people were arrested in Galini, four in Varisia and one in Loutro. Empty bullet shells, hunting flints and fuses were found during searches of homes and other premises, which continued throughout the afternoon. ART REVIEW: From the content in the February issue of this magazine: «Five Poems» by Nikiforos Vrettakos, «Critical Difficulties With Cavafy» by Timos Malanos.

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