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    Unused / unissued material - dates and locations may be unclear or unknown.

    Athens, Greece

    Scenes showing the abundance of goods available at the time of the signing of the US Aid Agreement with Greece, the signatories to the Agreement, Greek people storming the Bank of Greece.

    MS A male shop assistant slicing cheese in a shop and weighing it up on the scales. LS A young man standing by a display of hats and shoes in a shop window. MS Mr. Tsaldaris (Greek Foreign Minister) (?) signing the agreement on behalf of Greece. MS Mr. Lincoln McVeagh (US Ambassador to Greece) (?) signing. (2 shots). MS A shop window with a dressed mannequin and an array of dress lengths. CU Display of men's hats in a shop window. MS A millinery display of material. MS More shots of hat displays. (3 shots). MS Butchers skinning carcasses of meat hanging outside in the meat market. MS Busy stalls in the vegetable market. (5 shots). MS Interior cheese shop, assistants serving customers and weighing cheeses. More shots of vegetable market, fish market, meat market and clothes shops. MS Representatives of the Greek and US / United States Governments present at the signing of the agreement of American aid for Greece (the application of the "Truman Doctrine") at 5pm on 20th June 1947. The American group who assisted in the ceremony including General Livesay (Chief of the American Military Mission to Greece) with Admiral Skeneberg (US Navel Attaché to Greece) and Colonel Smith (Military Attaché of the American Embassy in Greece). MS Mr. Tsaldaris, Greek Foreign Minister signing the agreement on behalf of Greece. MS The American group again. MS Mr Tsaldaris speaking. MS A scramble round the entrance to the Bank of Greece as rumours regarding money circulate. LS Crowds rushing across streets to the bank. (3 shots). LS A huge crowd storms the steps of the bank, to purchase gold sovereigns to cover their drachmas. LS Pan across crowd on the steps of the bank, the doors closed against them. LS Fire appliances hosing the crowds. (3 shots). MS Various shots, the doors of the bank half-open, heaving crowds press to get in.

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    British Pathé
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    Available on request
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    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:46:08:00 / 01:50:46:00
    UN 1751 C
    Sort Number:
    UN 1751 C
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    Religion & Politics Trade & Industry
    Oxford Committee for Famine Relief Greek Aid Greek Aid
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