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Playing at Soldiers
For some young men, National Service in one of the armed forces was a tedious
two years away from their families and life’s freedoms. For others, it brought
experiences that still live with them long years afterwards.
For an unfortunate few, it took their lives.
‘Playing at Soldiers’
records the experiences of four young National Servicemen stationed in Cyprus
during the island’s period of ethnic unrest.