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On July 20, 1974, the Turkish invasion of Cyprus began and had as a result the occupation of the island's land and the violent displacement of one third of the Greek Cypriot population. At that time, the junta of the colonels ruled in Greece through the 1967 coup.

The film begins with covers of Greek and foreign newspapers, which of course were all about the situation in Cyprus. The newspapers are: Free World, The Daily Telegraph, Apogevmatini, Herald Tribune. Views from Greek television follow, where we see moments of the Turkish attack. The same day, the Greek military government ordered a general mobilization. Then, the cover of Athens Mirror refers to the mobilization of the Greek army. Views from the television again where we see missiles, planes, paratroopers and the cover of the newspaper "Ta Nea" informs us about the mobilization.

Footage of men appearing to be recruited, streets full of cars, crowds of people gathered in various places of Athens. On the cover of the sports newspaper Athlitiki, the mobilization is mentioned, as well as in the newspapers Eleftheros Kosmos and To Vima.

General view at the sea, the military ships are waiting anchored. Views from the television, recordings of human moments and war attacks with aerial and ground operations in Cyprus.

Terrible traffic jam in Athens from cars and pedestrians, military vehicles on the streets, footage from the Greek Parliament in Syntagma Square, a guard at the monument to the Unknown Soldier, police officers, traffic wardens and anxious people gathered.




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Athanasoglou Nikolaos

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When the mobilization took place, during the events in Cyprus, I was engaged shortly before the wedding I volunteered to enroll (I didn't have to, I was a foreign resident of Egypt) but I was denied due to my hearing loss. So I got married!
Athanasoglou Nikolaos