• Short Summary

    For the third consecutive year, Greek soldiers held their traditional Orthodox Easter celebrations at their barracks in Athens in the absence of the King and the Royal Family, living in exile in Italy.

  • Description

    For the third consecutive year, Greek soldiers held their traditional Orthodox Easter celebrations at their barracks in Athens in the absence of the King and the Royal Family, living in exile in Italy.

    The Royal Guard Barracks were specially decorated for the Easter festivities. The Greek Orthodox Church usually celebrates Easter a few weeks after the Catholic and Protestant Churches.

    Evzones and Cretan troops acted as hosts to the Regent, General George Zoetakis, deputising for the absent King. The egg cracking ceremony is a traditional Orthodox way of celebrating Easter, and the Regent happily went along with the age-old festivity.

    At a training centre in Athens, Greek paratroopers barbecued a whole pig for their lunch and later they were visited by Mr. Pattakos, the Deputy Premier.

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA1FAY30DHMXGD6E990EWDPL7KM
    Media URN:
    VLVA1FAY30DHMXGD6E990EWDPL7KM
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/04/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:20:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

Comments (0)

We always welcome comments and more information about our films.
All posts are reactively checked. Libellous and abusive comments are forbidden.

Add your comment