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  • Short Summary

    Chaos in Greece as Kondylis forcibly takes over Government from General Pangalos.

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    Full title reads: "Rebellion in Greece. Capital resembles armed camp as loyal troops to new [Georgios Kondylis] Condylis Government guard streets against attack by rebels".

    Athens, Greece.

    L/S of crowds rioting down main street. Various shots of armed soldiers trying to control crowds. L/S of large contemporary building with columns - government building? Point of view shot from car travelling past crowds of Republican troops waiting a roadside outside city. More shots rioting.

    M/S of troops of sailors marching passed very high ranking officer (General Thoedoros Pangalos?). Old footage of military parade before the rebellion?

    More shots of riots - some civilian men are armed, they march through the streets waving, as if they are encouraging people to join them. Panning shot of packed terraces in sports stadium. M/S of General Pangalos walking across stadium tipping his hat, his is surrounded by his officers and other dignitaries. M/S of massive Greek flag being hoisted up flag pole in front of terraces.

    Intertitle reads: "The 'Evzone' crack highland infantry, head the march of the troops".

    M/S of 'Evzone' marching distinctive tunics and pom-pom shoes. Various shots of soldiers on city streets.

    Intertitle reads: "Outside the city, the Republican Guard gathered for its unsuccessful attempt to seize the Government". (some of title obscured by timecode)

    More point of view shots from car passing troops at roadside. L/S of soldiers on horse back galloping through the city streets. Several horses tumble - have their riders been shot?

    Intertitle reads: "Government workers take oath of fidelity to new Republic - Bishop of Athens administers the oath to thousands of ... employees". (some of title obscured by timecode).

    L/S crowd of soldiers gathered on dusty plain. M/S of Greek Orthodox bishop administering oath to workers; as he reads from bible they stand with their right arms raised. Various panning shots of crowds gathered around makeshift altar in middle of plain. Most are men in military uniform with their right arms raised. Lots of Greek flags fly from altar.

    Intertitle (flash frame): "Ever lasting loyalty to a Hellenic Republic".

    Panning M/S of crowd with arms raised. Panning shot of government building. Various M/Ss of people with placards rioting. More shots troops marching past General Theodoros Pangalos. More shots of 'Evzones' - good M/S of them performing traditional dance. Various shots of large demonstration; a large portrait of man is carried through crowd on top of a car.

    Note: Condylis is sometimes spelt Kondylis.

    Note: see also GREEK INDEPENDANCE DAY in G 1290 as some of the shots are the same. AH 2001.

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    Film ID:
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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:20:54:00 / 01:26:17:00
    G 1337

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