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  • Short Summary

    Premier of Greece Eleutherios Venizelos receives British honours.

  • Description

    Greece's Premier Eleutherios Venizelos receives British honours from Marshal French. (He supported Allied Powers during World War One; going against the pro-German King; when the King was forced to abdicate Venizelos led the country into the war on the Allies' side).

    The ceremony here takes place in a tent. Venizelos is first presented with a plaque (?) by an old British General wearing a uniform covered with medals. He then gestures towards a cushion on the table before him. The General pins medal on the cushion; then salutes Venizelos and shakes hands. He holds up cushion to camera; it has a Greek cross symbol. Other officers watching (listing says the General here is John French).

    Cataloguer's note: this is a copy of item entitled - 'Greece's Venizelos Receives British Honours (aka Marshal / General French)' in ON 444 B on *PM2470*.

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    Film ID:
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    Old negatives
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1918 - 1919
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:00:02:00 / 01:00:39:00
    ON 451 F

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