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    BY TRADITION, THE GREEK KING JOINS HIS TROOPS FOR EASTER DAY CELEBRATIONS. ON SUNDAY, KING?

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    KING CONSTANTINE WITH TROOPS; BREAKING EGGS; TROOPS DANCING.




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    Background: BY TRADITION, THE GREEK KING JOINS HIS TROOPS FOR EASTER DAY CELEBRATIONS. ON SUNDAY, KING CONSTANTINE FOLLOWED THE OLD CUSTOM AND JOINED MEMBERS OF HIS ARMED FORCES IN THE EGG-BREAKING CEREMONY.

    THE TRADITION IS A BYZANTINE ONE AND KING CONSTANTINE AND HIS PALACE GUARDS -- THE EVZONES -- AND CRETANS, WEARING THEIR COLOURFUL UNIFORMS, MET THE ROYAL; GUARD BARRACKS IN ATHENS TO CARRY IT OUT.

    EACH SOLDIER CARRIED A RED-PAINTED BOILED CHICKEN'S EGG. WITH A SIMILAR EGG HELD IN HIS HAND, KING CONSTANTINE SMASHED THE SOLDIERS' EGGS.

    AFTERWARDS, THE KING JOINED THE TROOPS TO EAT A THE "ARNI" -- A LAMB ROASTED ON A SPIT -- AND TO DRINK "RESSINA", A LOCAL WINE.

    LATER EVZONES AND CREATANS GAVE A DEMONSTRATION OF GREEK FOLK DANCING.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8NUBUOAJYBJUKRLVLKHRUQN4R
    Media URN:
    VLVA8NUBUOAJYBJUKRLVLKHRUQN4R
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/04/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:10:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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