• Short Summary

    Inspite the bad news from the East, more than 60,000 people attended last night at the impressive opening of the International Military Penthathlon in the Olympic Stadium of Athens.

  • Description

    1.
    Flags of the various participant countries over the propyllae of the Olympic Stadium.


    2.
    Various shots from the arrival of the King and his meeting and shaking hands with the officers (leaders) of the countries represented in the Military Penthatlon.


    3.
    Girls from the Hellenic Lyceum dressed in ancient greek costumes proceed before the officials and the Swearing Stand holding laurel wreaths.


    4.
    An athlete, running bring the light with which he lit four torches held by girls and symbolizing the four corners of the Earth.


    5.
    Various shots of the parade.


    6.
    Various shots of the flags of the represented countries just before the Swearing Stand as well as athletes taking the oath.


    7.
    The King proclaims the Games opened.


    8.
    The parade is repeated and the athletes withdrew in parade.




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    ALL SHOTS TAKEN UNDER LIGHT. NEGATIVE MUST BE WEAK.
    SPORT: MILITARY SPORTS

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    Background: Inspite the bad news from the East, more than 60,000 people attended last night at the impressive opening of the International Military Penthathlon in the Olympic Stadium of Athens. Athletes from the USA, France, Italy, Belgium, Germany, Holland, Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Portugal, Egypt, etc. will take part in the games of the Penthathlon which starts today. The above national representatives together with 1500 athletes of the Greek Armed Forces took part in the great parade and the opening ceremonies. King Paul who arrived specially to Athens for the occasion from his summer residence in Corfu, declared the Games officially opened.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA3WF0CTBM2H7V2WQD6BUBVFLQ5
    Media URN:
    VLVA3WF0CTBM2H7V2WQD6BUBVFLQ5
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    15/07/1958
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:19:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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