After 93 years in a tiny churchyard in London, the remains of the Greek poet Andreas Kalvos who died in London in 1867 were flown to Athens together with those of his English wife Charlotte.
A view of the tiny byzantine church of "St. Eleftherios", where the remains of the Kalvos' Couple were laid before they had been transferred to Zante.
Students of various Athens schools with their flags pay tribute to the memory of Kalvos. They are seen entering the church where wreaths have been laid by Premier Karamanlis on behalf of the Greek Government. (various shots).
(a few feet lighted, for we transferred the film to another camera next day).
RHN Corvette "Hatziconstantis" awaiting at Royal Cadet Academy to take the remains.
(late; these shots have been filmed with the ship's flashlight) The two coffins arrive and taken aboard the corvette.
Secretary General of the Ministry of Education and the skipper of "Hdziconstantis".
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Background: After 93 years in a tiny churchyard in London, the remains of the Greek poet Andreas Kalvos who died in London in 1867 were flown to Athens together with those of his English wife Charlotte. They remains, after having remained for a few days in a small byzantine church where Athens students had the chance to pay their respects honouring the memory of this contemporary poet, were transferred to Island of Zante (Ionian) aboard the RHN Corvette "Hatziconstantis". The remains will be burried in Zante with great honors, as it is the birthplace of Kalvos who once had written: "death is only sweet when you are sleeping in your own country".