• Short Summary

    This morning, as every year the same day (19.11.57), a Greece-wide collection was organized under the auspices and supervision of Queen Frederika of Greece in favour of the National Homeguard Battalions (Civilian) of the greco-bulgarian and greco-albanian borders.

  • Description

    1.
    Members of the Woolen Confort Collection of the Queen seen collecting woolen pieces or money from the poorest quarter of Athens,the Dourgouti. An old woman offers a woolen clothing against receipt.


    2.
    Close up of the old woman, showing too the poverty this area.


    3.
    Middle-class citizens offered also their help to Homeguard Battalions. A girls is seen giving a 50-drachmae bill to a group of the Collection also against receipt.


    4.
    Close up of the girl handing over the bill.


    5.
    Rich people have contributed to the Woolen Confort Collection. A rich man handing over the members of the Collection a cheque. (indoor shot).


    6.
    The Academy of Athens and the Library of Athens where passing pedestrians are stopped to give their/help.


    7.
    A poster of Woolen Collection propaganda from those posted a various walls of Athens.




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    Background: This morning, as every year the same day (19.11.57), a Greece-wide collection was organized under the auspices and supervision of Queen Frederika of Greece in favour of the National Homeguard Battalions (Civilian) of the greco-bulgarian and greco-albanian borders. Girls, Boy-Scouts, women of the high Athenian society and various other people went around the city collecting money for the Woolen Confort of the above area's vigilant guards of the Iron Curtain's windows--as these areas have been called by NATO officials. The Woolen Confort Collection is the only one in which the poor and the rich offer their wholehearted economic support. Millions of drachmae are collected every year. Naturally,poor families which cannot offer any financial support, give various woolen clothing to be distributed to the Northern Greece guards.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA4GDHNYP1QTIGQIT9Q92AKU3H7
    Media URN:
    VLVA4GDHNYP1QTIGQIT9Q92AKU3H7
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/11/1957
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    MXF
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:29:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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