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Cypriots at Dunkirk

Postby Londonrake » Sun Aug 06, 2017 4:29 pm

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Re: Cypriots at Dunkirk

Postby Cap » Sun Aug 06, 2017 4:41 pm

It's this kind of history that's not taught at RoC schools.
It's not part of the curriculum because it's too British and not 'Greek' enough to warrant merit.

You see, They know about the Greco Italian battle, but they'll never know about the THOUSANDS of Cypriot volunteers ('G'Cs,'T'Cs, 'A'Cs and maronites) who fought and died or who became POW's in WW2 fighting the Nazis all part of the Cyprus regiment under Britain.
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Re: Cypriots at Dunkirk

Postby Cap » Sun Aug 06, 2017 4:42 pm

Thanks LR for bringing it up.
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Re: Cypriots at Dunkirk

Postby Londonrake » Sun Aug 06, 2017 5:03 pm

YW.

I know that about 30,000 Cypriots fought against the Nazis. I'm sure, like any Cypriot politician, views will be diverse and of course passionate. I did though have a lot of non political admiration for Clerides, whom I know was a Wellington pilot, shot down over Germany and made a POW. With a busted leg to start he escaped from a Stalag. Three bloody times! Mentioned in despatches.

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