• Short Summary

    Although the Communist Party has now been legalised in Greece, Government leaders were out in Athens yesterday (4 December) to commemorate a battle 30 years ago that ended in the defeat of Communist ambitions to take the city.

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    GV Makriyianni Barracks
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    2.
    SCU PAN Averof and Pallis arrive
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    3.
    SV Memorial
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    4.
    SV Archbishop Serafeim to memorial service
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    SV PAN Ministers attending the service (3 shots)
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    6.
    GV Guards and relations attending service (2 shots)
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    Initials BB/1708 TH/PN/BB/1718



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Although the Communist Party has now been legalised in Greece, Government leaders were out in Athens yesterday (4 December) to commemorate a battle 30 years ago that ended in the defeat of Communist ambitions to take the city.

    Half a dozen members of the government, including Defence Minister Evangelos Averof, were at a memorial service conducted by Archbishop Serafeim of Athens.

    The action they were commemorating -- the Makriyianni Cendarmerie Barracks battle on 3 December, 1944 -- was a turning point in the Greek Civil war. pro-monarchist security forces inflicted the first major defeat on the left-wing EAM-ELAS guerrillas and forced them to withdraw from the capital.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1LXC2K0OJYEK6OEVA8G7V0HCW
    Media URN:
    VLVA1LXC2K0OJYEK6OEVA8G7V0HCW
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    04/12/1974
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:55:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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