• Short Summary

    King Paul of the Hellenes took the salute November 7 at a parade of 4,500 men newly-recruited in the Greek Navy.

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    King Paul of the Hellenes took the salute November 7 at a parade of 4,500 men newly-recruited in the Greek Navy.

    The chief of the Navy Staff and Defence Ministry representatives watched the parade - at Scaramanga Bay base, off Piraeus, the port of Athens.

    The men on parade took the oath of allegiance before the King. The act preceded a religious service.

    While the Navy was increasing its strength in a reported bid to counter neighbouring Turkish weight in the Aegean theatre, the U.S. handed over navy ships to Greece under a lend-lease scheme between the two countries.

    The ships, now flying the blue and white flag of Greece, included two submarines and two 1000-ton landing craft. Others under transfer at Norfolk, Virginia, navy base were four 3,000-ton destroyers and four landing craft.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA3NXHH2WIUD18SVWXYQRAFMK1E
    Media URN:
    VLVA3NXHH2WIUD18SVWXYQRAFMK1E
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/11/1958
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:02:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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