Getting It Wrong: Fragments from a Cyprus Diary 1964

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GETTING IT WRONG provides unique and critical reportage of events in Cyprus in early 1964.Circulation of an original report by Packard, commissioned by the CRO in 1964, was embargoed by Whitehall, which also rejected a UN request for a copy.Why was the Foreign Office so sensitive over a report which did no more than describe a highly successful process of peacemaking?This book shows that Cypriots were readily able to find answers to their problems when given an appropriate mechanism through which to do so, despite extremism encouraged from abroad.Misrepresentations of 1964 history in Cyprus have been a major factor in complicating the search there for accord. Describing mediation that was successful because it was answerable to the Cypriots, rather than to any outside power, this book helps to put the record straight. " ... personal testimony of fundamental importance for the critical year 1964. The book is important to both Greek Cypriots and Turkish Cypriots because it destroys respective propaganda as to what happened that year." (Costas Carras, book preview, 2008.) "Find that man Packard. He can prove that Cypriots can live together." (Lord Caradon to Friends of Cyprus, 1988.) "No foreigner knows better than you the reality of events in Cyprus in 1964." (Rauf Denktash to author, 1999.) "I pressed hard for your return. . . . as I felt sure you were the only man who could re-establish contact which had been completely lost." (General Young, letter to author, 1965.) "We, the soldiery, could never have attempted what you and your team were doing." (Field Marshal Gibbs, letter to author, 2002.) "It is fortunate for Cyprus and its younger generations that Martin Packard has provided this testimony... which contradicts much of the thrust of official archives." (Mario Evriviades, book preview, Phileleutheros, 2007.)

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Martin Packard, the son of a country parson, joined the Royal Navy at the age of fourteen as a Dartmouth cadet. In 1950 he served on anti-opium patrols from Hong Kong and then in Korea for the first year of the war there. Later he trained in America as a Fleet Air Arm pilot and, after front-line carrier service, qualified as flying instructor. In 1956 he married Kiki Tsatsoulis, whom he had met in Greece while on a Navy assignment. In 1963 he was appointed to the NATO staff in Malta as an intelligence analyst, a title that led the uninformed to the mistaken supposition that he was part of the British Intelligence Service. From Malta he was seconded, as a Greek interpreter, to the staff of General Peter Young in Cyprus. The ensuing months provide the material for this book. After a proposal for his permanent transfer to the UN he read Arabic at Durham University, but the seizure of power by the army in Greece led to his involvement, in support of his family and friends there, in their struggle against dictatorship. Demands by the Foreign Office that he be court-martialled, for interference in politics, were refused by the Admiralty, which instead approved his retirement at the age of 36. Joining the textile business of his wife's family in Greece, he took the agency for Levi Strauss, for which he set up a factory in Kalamata. In 1975 he was asked by Karamanlis to help counter a CIA demand for an enhanced presence in Greece. This led to his categorisation as a CIA target and a period of extreme harassment. A family introduction led to friendship with Dom Mintoff, at whose request he set up a Levi's factory in Malta and assessed possibilities for the establishment there of a new University of the Mediterranean. He again ran foul of the CIA when asked for advice in the face of foreign efforts to destabilise the Mintoff government. In the meantime his Malta factory had become a major supplier of jeans-wear to the Soviet Union. When USSR buying was cut because of a ha

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