• Short Summary

    The military might displayed in past years was missing on Tuesday (March 25) when the Greek armed forces paraded through Athens to mark the 154th anniversary of the war of independence against the old Ottoman empire.

  • Description

    The military might displayed in past years was missing on Tuesday (March 25) when the Greek armed forces paraded through Athens to mark the 154th anniversary of the war of independence against the old Ottoman empire. A squadron of Phantom jets made a demonstration flight for the first time, but on the ground the number of military personnel taking part was severely reduced. The majority of Greek troops are now concentrated in the north and east as the threat with Turkey over Cyprus and the Aegean sea oil rights continues.

    The parade also marked the first time in eight years that the Greeks had celebrated the anniversary of the 1821 war of independence under the conditions of democratic legality.

    The Prime Minister, Mr. Karamanlis, was applauded as he arrived for the ceremony. The American and British Ambassadors and the Turkish Charge d'Affaires were booed by youths when they arrived.

    Mr. Karamanlis, in a message to mark the day said that the celebrations would take place in a difficult but hopeful time. He said national unity was of extreme importance at such a time.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA5YM93YZN0H6BIAOIR9PGP98JW
    Media URN:
    VLVA5YM93YZN0H6BIAOIR9PGP98JW
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/03/1975
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:34:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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