• Short Summary

    Winston Churchill and other allies meet in Athens to discuss civil war problem.

  • Description

    Item title reads - Prime Minister in Athens.

    Allies meet in Greece to try and solve civil war problem.

    Soldiers and tanks make their way through the city. M/S of Field Marshal Alexander with two military policemen armed with Thompson submachine guns. M/S's as General Scobie walks along, he salutes. M/S of Anthony Eden talking to Alexander. Various shots as they view fighting from rooftop. British Prime Minister Winston Churchill steps down from large armoured vehicle helped by officer. Various shots of Churchill giving V sign and smoking his cigar. Various shots as they remove sacks and boxes of explosives from sewer beneath Athens Hotel (where Churchill stayed). C/U's German markings on boxes of explosive.

    M/S Churchill and Archbishop Damaskinos, newly appointed Regent of Greece, walking out from house. Various shots of the group - Churchill, Eden, Damaskinos. French, Russian and American representatives arrive. Major Mackaskie with Damaskinos walk past camera. M/S as Prime Minister Papendreou and his cabinet emerge from building. R.A.F. aircraft dive on rebels. Paratroops take up positions, C/U as one fires. They take up position in the Acropolis. C/U of Papendreou after he has stood down. C/U of Damaskinos.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    hd format:
    HD at Filmfinity
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:47:51:00 / 01:51:47:00

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