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How did 400 men fight the British Empire? The insurgency tactics of EOKA


A small number of fighters (numbers ranged from 340 to 450) operating with limited resources, using guerrilla tactics and knowledge of the local landscape, against a significantly larger army (at the height of the crisis, the colonial troops reached 40,000)

In terms of numbers, the Cyprus Emergency was one of the most uneven anti-colonial struggles in history. How did the 400 men of EOKA manage to address this asymmetry and how do they evaluate the result of their fight?


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