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The National Struggle Museum

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Alan Y wrote a review Dec 2019
Limassol City, Cyprus136 contributions76 helpful votes
This is a well presented and highly interesting museum which contains many documents, photos and items which belonged to the Greek Cypriots involved in the fight for liberation from British rule in the late 1950s. The call for union with Greece became louder in the 1950s but was rejected by the British and EOKA proceeded with a campaign against the occupying power. This led to violent deaths on both sides and there are many grisly photographs showing the sad outcome of the fighting which took place. I can't help thinking that only just over half the Brits who voted for Brexit meant it had to take place because democracy had to be seen to be done - the overwhelming majority (over 97%) of Greek Cypriots who voted for Enosis in the 1950 referendum organised by the Orthodox Church of Cyprus presumably didn't count or matter? They did matter when asked to fight for the Allies during the two world wars at which time they were led to believe that this would lead to Independence for Cyprus. Entrance to the museum is free and there is literature available in pamphlet form to take away. We left feeling quite depressed that the Greek Cypriot people involved in the EOKA struggle found it necessary to risk everything to regain their island.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Seanvdv wrote a review Oct 2019
London, United Kingdom26 contributions8 helpful votes
Go in with eyes wide open. There is always more than one side to a story and this needs to be balanced. It was still good but quite graphic and certain things were not brought up.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Peter wrote a review Jan 2019
Sydney, Australia50 contributions24 helpful votes
I found this museum very moving. There are photographs and documents that detail the struggle of the Greek Cypriot people to gain independence from Britain during the 1950s. It is well laid out. Some of the life-size statue scenes that reside within the museum enhance the overall experience. Visitors should be aware that there are some graphic photos of some of the Greek freedom fighters that were killed with charred or dismembered bodies. This museum should be seen by anyone visiting Nicosia in order to gain an understanding of the psyche of the Greek Cypriot people in their continuing quest for freedom. This museum is free to visit.
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Date of experience: January 2019
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Mike S wrote a review Oct 2018
London, United Kingdom969 contributions336 helpful votes
Tells the graphic story of EOKA and the Cypriot fight for independence from Britain. Featuring many black and white photos of the era and honouring those greek cypriots who died in this cause.Primarily written info.inGreek with some Englsh translation.
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Date of experience: October 2018
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Marios P wrote a review Oct 2018
Nicosia, Nicosia, Cyprus40 contributions7 helpful votes
In this museum gathers the struggle ,the sufferings of a small island to gain its FREEDOM after so many years of British rule.The struggle was uneven and as young school boys of 14 to 18years with the idea for FREEDOM against Proffessional Army The british villains were very hard and even passing the RED LINES WHICH WAS HANDKING OF THIS YOUNG HEROE STUDENTS . At the end the British use there political stragety DIVIDE AND RULE
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Date of experience: April 2018
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