• Short Summary

    With the chance of the seventeenth celebration of the beginning of the greek-Italian war of 1940 which broke on the 28th October 1940 there took place in Athens the Parade of the Army, that of the schools, the scouts.

  • Description

    1.
    - Representatives of the greek schools of Athens, each one with the flag of its school seen arriving at the Tomb of The Unknown Soldier in order to take part to the deposition of crowns.


    2.
    - An invalid of the greek-italian War of 1940-1941 seen wearing the typical national greek popular uniform, while he takes the salute of his elder fellow-warriors.


    3.
    - Scouts seen bringing their own crown to the Tomb of The Unknown Soldier as a symbol of their respect to the victims of the greek-italian War.


    4.
    - General view of the deposit of the crowns. The flags are lowered while the band plays the Greek National Anthem.


    5.
    - The beginning of the parade. Musicians of the Royal Guard are at the head of the parade.


    6.
    - Troops of the Royal Navy and of the Greek Royal Force seen parading in front of the Tomb of Unknown Soldier. There follow students of University of Athens the Polytechnic School etc.


    7.
    - Girls, students of the Gymnasiums of Athens, with white blouse and blue skirt in front of the Tomb of The Unknown Soldier.


    8.
    - The end of the Parade. The Invalids of the greek-italian war after they took the salute leave the Place in front of the Tomb following the whole procession. The Invalids were there Honorary Person during the celebrations in Athens this year.


    9.
    After the ending of the celebrations the crowds who attended them are returning to their homes. The streets are overcrowded although the weather is not so suitable and good for staying outside.




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    Background: With the chance of the seventeenth celebration of the beginning of the greek-Italian war of 1940 which broke on the 28th October 1940 there took place in Athens the Parade of the Army, that of the schools, the scouts. At the Tomb of The Unknown Soldier there took the salute Representatives of the Army the Navy and the Air Force, 8 Representatives of the Invalids of the second world war 1939-1945, as well as several Political Authorities.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA4SMI5Y1OJTNWDKQ6F281BORXD
    Media URN:
    VLVA4SMI5Y1OJTNWDKQ6F281BORXD
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/10/1957
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:57:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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