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    Shots of Salonika (Thessaloniki), Greece during WW1.

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    Salonika (Thessaloniki), Greece during World War One.

    People stroll in park next to harbour, large houses in background. Another view with ancient fortress in background. Shot of a few young men standing beneath large arch, pan up to show top of arch. Another huge arch straddling a street, electric tram and various pedestrians. Unidentified soldiers (uniforms similar to French but with fez), they march down narrow street.

    Busy street scene with many pedestrians including soldiers of Greek army. Shot of wider street showing houses of the rich, large & white behind fences, soldier on bike and a few pedestrians walk up it. More shots urban working class area: low angled shot crooked cobblestone street, upper stories of buildings hang over street, children and soldiers walk past in foreground.

    Panning shot from buildings in foreground to a large structure looming behind - maybe a church / mosque. Serbian Army soldiers and civilian men in arcade of shops with arched roof. Many men & boys in market street, one man carrying large bundle. MS 2 French soldiers at market stall, also Greek men & boys. Shot of interior market. Residential street, working class, woman & child hurry past, men walking. Outside town, wide shot panning of ancient wall surrounding open area with a few buildings inside.

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    Film ID:
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    Old negatives
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1915 - 1917
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:34:38:00 / 01:37:04:00
    ON 435 A

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