King Paul of Hellenes led October 26, 27, the nation in remembering Greece's refusal to accept a Nazi surrender ultimatum eighteen years ago.
G.V. WHITE TOWER- SALONIKA.
NEARER V. DITTO.
L.V. GREEK PREMIER-KARAMANLIS, AND CABINET MINISTERS WAITING ON QUAYSIDE.
L.V. ROYAL LAUNCH REACHES QUAYSIDE.
L.V. KING PAUL AND PRINCESS IRENE BEING WELCOMED.
S.V. GUARD OF HONOUR FORMED UP.
L.V.TOWARDS KING PAUL INSPECTING GUARD OF HONOUR
G.V. ST. DEMETRIUS CATHEDRAL.
C.U. KING AND PRINCESS KISS SOMETHING (?) HELD BY PRIEST.
L.V. CROWD OUTSIDE CATHEDRAL ETC.,
C.U. KING PAST CAMERA.
S.V. KING AND PRINCESS ENTER CATHEDRAL.
L.V. TROOPS LINED UP OUTSIDE CATHEDRAL.
S.V. KING AND PRINCESS COMING OUT OF CATHEDRAL.
C.U. KING AND PRINCESS DRIVE AWAY IN CAR TO BACKVIEW.
L.V. CROWD AT KILKIS.
S.V. KING ARRIVES AND SHAKES HANDS.
S.V. BISHOP OF KILKIS GIVING ADDRESS OF WELCOME.
S.V. KING SEATED LISTENING.
S.V. MOTHERS WITH CHILDREN.
S.C.U. KING GIVES ENDOWMENT BOOKLET TO MOTHER.
S.V. GIRLS GIVING SWEETS TO "NEEDY" KIDS.
S.V. KING GIVING BOOKLET TO MOTHER.
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Background: King Paul of Hellenes led October 26, 27, the nation in remembering Greece's refusal to accept a Nazi surrender ultimatum eighteen years ago.
The King accompanied by his younger daughter Princess Irene sailed in the destroyer Polemistis to attend the Te Deum anniversary at St. Demetrius Cathedral, Salonika. At the service were members of the Government, headed by Prime Minister Constantine Karamanlis.
The anniversary is celebrated over three days. The Greeks called it simply "Oxi" (pronounced 'oyshi' for "No.")
The King later drove to Kilkis, near the Bulgarian-Yugoslav border where he distributed gifts to mothers and children.