15 July 1974, Victoria Harwood Butler-Sloss was a young teenager living with her family next to the presidential palace. It was the coup d’état and as she saw the soldiers (and the the stray bullets flying in her house) attacking the palace to overthrow (i.e.: “kill” – as the orders were) president Makarios, she wrote these diary pages – and during the days that followed with the Tuskish army invasion and people trying to escape war.
An author and (now former) actress living in California, she “rediscovered” her old diary and she is now in Cyprus to share them, along with her memories and old town family items.
The pictured enlarged prints are her diary pages, describing the events as she saw and lived them.
These pages are part of her “Cyprus Summer 1974” exhibition: