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  • Short Summary

    Greek politicians and archbishop visits US navy aircraft carrier docking in Athens.

  • Description

    Unissued / unused material.

    The American fleet arrives at Athens on a goodwill tour of Greece.

    Various shots Naval officers walking down steps of ship to motor launch. Point of view shot from launch as it moves away from US Navy aircraft carrier "Franklin Roosevelt". Panning shot of Athens sea front.

    Various shots Admiral John Cassidy walking along quayside and saluting, before getting into car. L/S US warships in Athens harbour. Various shots sailors drilling. Various shots Cassidy shaking hands with Greek officers and official. Various shots Admiral Cassidy laying wreath on war memorial - Athens' Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Various shots military parades; crowds applaud as soldiers, sailors and military band pass.

    Various shots M. Gonatas, Greek Vice Premier, boarding Carrier Roosevelt for tour of inspection. He shakes hands with ship's officer. Gonatas is accompanied by Admiral Cassidy and other members of the Greek Government, we see them on the flight deck. Various shots of the aircraft carrier. Various shots of Archbishop Damaskinos of Greek Orthodox Church visiting the aircraft carrier, Admiral Cassidy gives him a tour.

    Date given on old records is 13/09/1946.

    Note: item has been transferred as UN 1549 D, however can number on dope sheet is UN 1549 C.

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    Film ID:
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    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:32:27:00 / 01:38:45:00
    UN 1549 D (aka UN 1549 C)

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