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  • Short Summary

    Ceremony, army parade, King Paul & family arriving at cathedral, people in national costume.

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    Athens, Greece.

    25th anniversary of Greek independence. Documentation states the students deliver a contribution to the World Fund raising for the child (?).

    MS. Men and Women students lined up. MS. The Greek Minister of National Education waiting to receive sum of money from Students. MS. Girl in National costume, holding purse of money. reading address to the Minister. MS. She presents it to Minister Another girl and another give him money. MS. handing over money to the Minister. LS. Pan down from the Atticus of Acropolis, to students gathering below. LS. MS. Students Parading before the Minister of Education. (5 shots) LS. Motorcycle escort preceding King Paul's car to the Cathedral Church of Athens where to Te Deum service was held. M.S. King Paul alighting from car followed by the Crown Prince Constantine and two little Princesses Sophia and Irene. He walks up steps and is greeted by a Minister. MS. They enter cathedral preceded by Archbishop Damaskinos. LS. Elevated shot of military array in Cathedral Square. MS. Two Evzones in crowd. MS. Women in national Costume in crowd. LS. Elevated shot troops lined up in Square. LS. King's car with motorcycle escort driving. along crowd-lined street. (2 shots) MS. A military band. MS. King Paul laying a wreath on the Tomb on the Unknown Warrior. He steps back and salutes. LS. The King saluting. (3 shots) MS. The tomb of the Unknown Warrior. LS. War Disabled and nurses in parade before the King. LS. Motorcycle column in parade. LS. Armoured cars tilt up to 'planes flying in formation overhead. LS. Motorised column in parade (5 shots) M.S. Tanks rolling along. LS. Motor Vehicles. MS. Heavy Artillery (2 shots) LS. Infantry LS. Officials watching from overhead balcony, pan down to notice over door - 'Greek War Relief Association & infantry marching past. SCU. Angle shot infantry marching past. MS. infantry (3 shots) MS. Soldiers leading Alsatian in parade. LS. Back view Soldiers leading Alsatians in parade. MS. Naval band. LS. Troops marching.

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    Film ID:
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    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:46:51:00 / 01:52:10:00
    UN 2112 B

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