The Green Line in Cyprus

The UN at work 1964-65

 All images are courtesy of the UN's Blue Beret magazine. The low image quality of these early pictures is due to the printing process of the 1960s.
The occasional 'hi-res' image is the original photograph.
The place names are as reported and may differ slightly from the official name.

A UN soldier watches over Hermes Street in central Nicosia

An Irish soldier on his daily supply drive to a number of mountain top OPs. He has to negotiate steep, narrow, twisting tracks.

Canadian UN soldiers patrol the suburbs of Nicosia.

 UN soldiers patrol the area of  Mandres Hamid where there was a large Turkish Cypriot refugee camp.

Motorcycle based Finnish UN troops at the refugee camp in September 1964.

Canadian UN troops near the strategic road between Nicosia and Kyrenia.

Swedish UN troops leave their base camp for an isolated OP near Lefke.

Canadian UN armoured vehicles near Nicosia in 1964.

A Swedish relay station named "Berget" (mountain) 4,300ft up in the mountains near Tripylos (Paphos Forest).

Two Canadian Military Policemen from the 4th Infantry Group patrolling in Ktima (upper Paphos).

British UN soldiers admire a Swedish tourist on the beach near Xeros.

A British soldier tries the local way of threshing.

A Swedish soldier keeps watch from an OP in their area of operations.

Two Swedish soldiers entertain local boys near Paphos.

Canadian UN soldiers at an OP near Nicosia overlooking the central plain.

A Finnish motorcyclist with British UN vehicles on the Nicosia-Kyrenia convoy.

'A' Squadron 14/20th King's Hussars arrive at their base at Zygi.

An Irish soldier at an OP in the Ktima (Paphos) area.

A Canadian and Danish Ferret meet on patrol near Nicosia. Both commanders were called "Hansen" but unrelated.

A Swedish soldier on the walls of Famagusta photographed in April 1965.

The Recce Squadron of Lord Strathcona's Horse pass through a village.