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Friday, 30 November 2012

Lawrence Durrell, On Comic Books for Colonial Cyprus

Item in The Daily Telegraph today, 30 November, "Ripping yarns: how Britain planned to tame Cyprus".

In the mid 1950s British Colonial officials were considering the production of adventure comic books as propaganda aimed at swaying the opinion of rebellious young Cypriot schoolchildren.

A document was released today by the National Archive.

Lawrence Durrell, then director of information services "said the idea would not appeal commercially to publishers and that the real problem is that Cyprus is 'dreadfully boring'."

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