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  • Short Summary

    Demonstrators for and against the exile of King George II of Greece clash in Athens.

  • Description

    French titles.

    Demonstrators clash in Athens; Greece; 1924.

    Opens with shot looking down at crowd climbing over fence. Group of soldiers of Greek Army standing around talking. Wide shot looking out over huge crowd; with placards sticking up here & there.

    Closer shot part of crowd; men waving hats. Shot from high above of crowd swarming around an open car with a large painting of the former Premier propped up in the back seat. Counter-demo; protesting the exile of King George II. The 2 groups start yelling at each other.

    Shot of another crowd of demonstrators in the street; shouting at soldiers & at the rival faction; several armed soldiers stand facing them. More shots of tension building; more shouting; in foreground a soldier directs 2 women who are walking past to keep away. Angry crowd pushing forward.

    Mob running down street. Shot from above many people running out of the street; clearing to the sides as mounted police break up the brawl. Another shot of police riding down street; crowd much smaller now; several horses fall down (maybe slipping on ice?).

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    Old negatives
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:50:16:00 / 01:52:12:00
    ON 492 K

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