-We’re all going on a summer holiday

Thump! The dry Mediterranean heat introduced itself with a body blow as I climbed down from the Boeing 747. I’d never before experienced such temperatures; then again, I was only eight and my horizons up to that point had been limited to South London’s dull, grey skies. I knew little of the world beyond Tooting or what it had to offer.

The year was 1974, the place was Nicosia Airport in Cyprus and the experiences that were to follow will be branded in my brain for as long as I live.
An extract from: The Green Line – Holiday in a Warzone – Cyprus 1974

-Sampson in power

“Now watch,” he muttered as he pulled out a match from his pocket.

“You not gonna burn them alive are you?” I asked, horrified.

“Yep,” replied Ozzy casually. He struck the match and set the closed box alight. “That’s how I’ve been keeping myself busy over the last few days.”
An extract from: The Green Line – Holiday in a Warzone – Cyprus 1974

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