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Fighting EOKA: The British Counter–Insurgency Campaign on Cyprus, 1955-1959

David French


Drawing upon a wide range of unpublished sources, including files from the recently released Foreign and Commonwealth Office ‘migrated archive’, this book is the first fully researched account of the operations of the British security forces on Cyprus in the second half of the 1950s. It shows how between 1955 and 1959 they tried to defeat the Greek Cypriot paramilitary organisation, EOKA, which was fighting to bring about Enosis, that is the union between Cyprus and Greece. By tracing the evolving pattern of EOKA violence and the responses of the police, the British army, the civil administrat ... More

Keywords: counter-insurgency, Cyprus, EOKA, Enosis, decolonization, Grivas, Makarios, British army

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780198729341
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198729341.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

David French, author
Professor Emeritus, University College London