October 5, 1956

GEORGIOS GRIVAS: Nicosia, 3 – Governor of Cyprus Field Marshal Sir John Harding launched a final effort today to arrest the legendary Digenis (Colonel Georgios Grivas), the leader of the National Cypriot Fighters’ Organization (EOKA). In this operation, the biggest ever to take place in the mountains of Kyrenia, Harding is using select units and the most advanced military means at his disposal. It is likely that if he fails, he will send an even greater force into other areas in the hope of apprehending Digenis. The assault, which began at dawn, involves a total of 3,000 men over a 200-square-mile area. About 20 villages have been cut off and all vehicle movement has been prohibited. Navy ships are patrolling the coast. The response to the British mobilization came at once in the form of two bomb attacks. The first was against a military vehicle near the village of Eba in the province of Paphos, injuring a British soldier, the other on the home of a British officer in Limassol, in which no one was injured. ANNE FRANK: Hamburg, 3 – A play titled «The Diary of Anne Frank» premiered simultaneously on October 1 in theaters in West and East Germany.