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    VISNEWS filmed Feb 4, 1,500 Greek Navy recruits taking the oath at Scaramanga Bay. Greek?

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    VISNEWS filmed Feb 4, 1,500 Greek Navy recruits taking the oath at Scaramanga Bay. Greek Premier, Constantine Karamanlis; Minister of Mercantile Marine Mr. Andrianopolis; Undersecretary for Defence Mr. Themelis and high naval authorities watched the ceremony. A priest blessed the new recruits.

    Faced with the threat of strong Russian naval forces based in Albania in the ports of Valona and on Sasson Island, the Greek navy has recently been considerably strengthened. Two 2,500 ton U.S. Landing Craft were handed over in Scaramanga Bay October 30, and four 3,000 ton destroyers and four more Landing Craft are expected at Piraeus on February 13th. These ships have been handed over by the U.S. Navy on a lendlease scheme.

    The Greek Navy was recently divided into two independent Commands. The Aegean Sea and the Greek islands were put under a command based in Scaramanga Bay and the Ionian-Cretan Archipelago under a command based at Suda Bay.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA59J0YYJAAKRIFAY61H75CXAI8
    Media URN:
    VLVA59J0YYJAAKRIFAY61H75CXAI8
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    05/02/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:59:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
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    N/A

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