• Short Summary

    A STATUE OF FORMER U.S.PRESIDENT HARRY S.TRUMAN WAS UNVEILED BY THE GREEK PRIME MINISTER, MR.CONSTANTINE?

  • Description

    1.
    GV CROWD.
    0.05

    2.
    STV DITTO.
    0.08

    3.
    LV GUARD OF HONOUR.
    0.13

    4.
    SCU GREEK AND AMERICAN FLAGS.
    0.16

    5.
    LV STATUE DRAPED.
    0.20

    6.
    SV KARAMANLIS GREETED ON ARRIVAL.
    0.25

    7.
    SV PRIESTS CONDUCT SERVICE.
    0.30

    8.
    SV DITTO.
    0.33

    9.
    SV KARAMANLIS FORWARD.
    0.38

    10.
    LV DRAPE FALLS FROM STATUE.
    0.40

    11.
    SV STATUE.
    0.43

    12.
    LV CROWD APPLAUD.
    0.45

    13.
    SV TO LV... PAN... KARAMANLIS SPEAKING, PAN ACROSS CROWD.
    0.55

    14.
    LV PAST CROWD TO STATUE.
    1.00



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    Background: A STATUE OF FORMER U.S.PRESIDENT HARRY S.TRUMAN WAS UNVEILED BY THE GREEK PRIME MINISTER, MR.CONSTANTINE KARAMANLIS, IN ATHENS YESTERDAY (WEDNESDAY).

    THE STATUE, TWICE LIFE-SIZE, STANDS IN A MAIN STREET OF ATHENS.IT'S A GIFT TO THE CITY BY THE AMERICAN HELLENIC EDUCATIONAL PROGRESSIVE ASSOCIATION, COMPRISING ABOUT 45,000 AMERICANS OF GREEK ORIGIN.

    AT THE UNVEILING CEREMONY, MR.KARAMANLIS STRESSED THE IMPORTANCE TO GREECE OF THE TRUMAN DOCTRINE UNDER WHICH GREECE RECEIVED EMERGENCY AMERICAN AID IN 1947.

    (ERECTION OF THE STATUE HAS REPORTEDLY EVOKED OUTSPOKEN CRITICISM FROM SECTIONS OF THE GREEK PRESS.OBJECTIONS HAVE BEEN RAISED TO ERECTING A STATUE TO A LIVING PERSON WHICH IS AGAINST GREEK TRADITION.ONE CRITIC, CLAIMING THE STATUE DID NOT BLEND WITH ANCIENT ARCHITECTURE, DESCRIBED IT AS "A HORRIBLE EXAMPLE OF AGGRESSIVE BAD TASTE.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA3VK5ODJ97IQGQZ4YAOUI6AM0G
    Media URN:
    VLVA3VK5ODJ97IQGQZ4YAOUI6AM0G
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    30/05/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    MP4
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:00:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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