• Short Summary

    The bodies of 26 crew members of the Greek tanker "World Harmony" - killed in a Dec. 14 collision with a Yugoslav tanker and a Turkish passenger ship in the Bosphorus off Istanbul-were flown back to Athens Dec. 28 and driven to Piraeus for a State funeral.

  • Description

    1.
    The plane with its macabre load rolls in at Athens airport.


    2.
    Two cases containing the coffins are unloaded and taken through customs.


    3.
    The coffins being put on hearses.


    4.
    Wreaths coming down from church's stairs.


    5.
    Merchant Marine Minster Adrianopoulos and other Cabinet members leave church to follow the funeral procession.


    6.
    Various shots of victims' parents and relatives crying.


    7.
    The coffins come out of the church and being loaded on the hearses.


    8.
    Crowds following the procession.


    9.
    General view of the procession and the crowds passing before.




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    Background: The bodies of 26 crew members of the Greek tanker "World Harmony" - killed in a Dec. 14 collision with a Yugoslav tanker and a Turkish passenger ship in the Bosphorus off Istanbul-were flown back to Athens Dec. 28 and driven to Piraeus for a State funeral.

    In the presence of Greek Government members, Merchant Marine Minister Adrianopoulos, and thousands of relatives and friends of the victims, a religious service was held over the coffins in St. Nicholas' Church, Piraeus.

    Afterwards, the coffins were taken in ceremonial procession through he streets to be buried in the maritime cemetery.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA271TYJWX0CAE9UM0GTY0S2DUB
    Media URN:
    VLVA271TYJWX0CAE9UM0GTY0S2DUB
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    29/12/1960
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:41:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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