It is obvious that the old greco-british friendship has been restored since the settlement of the Cyprus Question and particularly after the visit to Athens in May of the British Defense Minister Mr.
R.A.F "Hustings" is rolling into Athens airport.
Closer shot of the plane.
British Ambassador Sir Roger Allen and the Military Attache Brigadier Johnson arrive by the plane to welcome General Bower.
General and Mrs. Bower (in plain clothes) seen stepping down from the military plane
They are now greeted by Sir Reger Allen, the Greek General Staff representative Brigadier Nicholaou, the British Attaches, and the Embassy's officials.
The party is now heading towards the VIP's special hall for drinks.
General and Mrs.Bower, accompanied by the British Ambassador get in the car and drive to Athens.
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Background: It is obvious that the old greco-british friendship has been restored since the settlement of the Cyprus Question and particularly after the visit to Athens in May of the British Defense Minister Mr. Duncan Sandys. The visit to Phaleron Bay of a large squadron of British Men of War in July is another sign of appeasement and cooperation.
Thus, for the first time since many years now a British high-ranked officer, It-General Sir Roger Bower, Commander-in-Chief, Middle-East Land Forces, arrives in Athens.
According to well-informed government sources, inspite his unofficial visit to Greece, General Bower will have important talks with Government and Military officials on the military situation now prevailing in the Middle-East. He will also discuss the problem of the British Bases in Cyprus and will stress the importance and the necessity of the presence of British Forces in the Island to the benefit of the common defense of the West in the Middle-East. These talks -- it is believed here -- will facilitate the task of the mixed committee which now examines in London the bases problem.