|Nicosia Cinema Bombing|
|Part of the Cyprus Emergency|
|Commanders and leaders|
|Governor Sir Robert Armitage||
|Casualties and losses|
The Nicosia Cinema Bombing took place on 24 May 1955. A cinema in Nicosia was bombed by the EOKA as part of an unsuccessful attempt to assassinate British governor Sir Robert Armitage. The bomb went off a few yards from where Armitage had been sitting on a few minutes earlier; however by the time of the explosion most of the cinema had been vacated. The cinema had been screening the movie Forbidden Cargo on Empire Day as a fundraiser for the British Legion Fund.
References[edit | edit source]
- "Assassination Attempt On Governor Of Cyprus.". ACT: National Library of Australia. 26 May 1955. p. 1. http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article91199414. Retrieved 6 August 2014.
- "Governor Missed Bomb Blast By Minutes.". Rockhampton, Qld.: National Library of Australia. 26 May 1955. p. 4. http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article79249778. Retrieved 6 August 2014.
- "CYPRUS—Britain's Middle-East Headache.". Sydney, NSW: National Library of Australia. 27 August 1955. p. 2. http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article133916064. Retrieved 6 August 2014.
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