Monday, April 15, 2024

The UN Mortar Troupe made in Mullingar

In 1968, the 11th infantry of the United Nations peacekeeping force departed from Ireland to serve in Cyprus.

They were entering a decades-old conflict known as ‘The Cyprus Problem’ between the country’s population of Greek and Turkish Cypriots. The conflict arose when Greek Cypriots revolted against British occupying forces in 1955.

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