• Short Summary

    KING CONSTANTINE OF GREECE JOINED HIS QUEEN AND THOUSANDS OF GREEK CITIZENS YESTERDAY (SATURDAY) IN CELEBRATING THE 27TH ANNIVERSARY OF 'OCHI' DAY - 2 YEARS SINCE GREECE RESISTED THE INVADING ITALIAN FORCES IN WORLD WAR TWO.

  • Description

    KING CONSTANTINE OF GREECE JOINED HIS QUEEN AND THOUSANDS OF GREEK CITIZENS YESTERDAY (SATURDAY) IN CELEBRATING THE 27TH ANNIVERSARY OF 'OCHI' DAY - 2 YEARS SINCE GREECE RESISTED THE INVADING ITALIAN FORCES IN WORLD WAR TWO. A HUGE MILITARY PARADE TOURED THE STREETS OF SALONICA, CHEERED BY ENTHUSIASTIC CROWDS OF MERRY-MAKERS.

    HELICOPTERS HOVERED LOW OVER THE NORTHERN CITY, SCATTERING MINIATURE FLAGS ON THE CELEBRATORS. KING CONSTANTINE, IN MILITARY UNIFORM, RECEIVED THE SALUTE ON HORSEBACK, AS A TWO-HOUR PARADE OF THE ARMED FORCES PASSED THROUGH THE CITY CENTRE. QUEEN ANNE MARIE WORE A MACEDONIAN COSTUME, IN COMPANY WITH MANY OF HER COUNTRYWOMEN.

    PRIME MINISTER CONSTANTINE KOLLIAS AND OTHER CABINET MINISTERS WERE ALSO PRESENT FOR THIS PARADE, WHICH SET OUT TO EMPHASISE THE STRENGTH OF THE ARMED FORCES. CERTAINLY THE THOUSANDS OF CITIZENS WERE SUITABLY IMPRESSED BY THE DISPLAY OF MILITARY POWER, WHICH INCLUDED ARTILLERY, TANKS AND A NUMBER OF GUIDED MISSILES.

    'OCHI' INCIDENTALLY, IS THE GREEK FOR 'NO'.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA30YTE62FJYNAE1P3VF9JG819L
    Media URN:
    VLVA30YTE62FJYNAE1P3VF9JG819L
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    29/10/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:30:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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