Book Review: 38° & Snake Infested

It was Canada’s longest military deployment. In 1964 peacekeepers landed in Cyprus and stayed 29 years. Veteran Terry Burke’s account runs as a series of indelible vignettes: the 10-year old street pedlar who sold coffee at a handsome profit, 20¢ a cup. Or the little girl trampled at a refugee camp as Burke tried to hand her bread. Or the Canadian corporal who became unhinged and started decapitating cats.

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