Cyprus Crisis 1955-56, The Story of 'B' Troop 45 Commando Royal Marines, by Charles Hart
Book privately published by the Royal Marines Historical Society in 2003. 76 pages. Paperback - c.25cm by 18cm (N4835WSOOS)
From the rear side cover: This is the story of just one Royal Marines Commando Troop of about 70 men serving in Cyprus during the emergency of 1955 to 1956. There were many other Royal Marines and Army units serving in the colony at that time and they all have similar tales to tell. B troop of 45 Commando saw almost continuousaction in their tours on the island in pursuit of Colonel George Grivas and his EOKA terrorists.
It is a fascinating account of well trained commandoes operating in one of the many brush fire wars which erupted around the British Empire in the years following the Second World War in which well organised and highly determined terrorists disrupted local populations. The author brings to life the considerable hardships of fighting against a largely unseen enemy in a dense, mountainous countryside of twisting tracks and impenetrable bush. Operating in both sunshine and snow there are many personal reminiscences from both regular and national service marines taking part....
The condition of the book is generally very good. The covers are clean and bright, the spine is tight and intact, and all pages are clean, intact, unblemished and tightly bound.