• Short Summary

    GREEK NEWSPAPER OWNER MRS. HELEN VLACHOS WAS TODAY (FRIDAY) GIVEN PERMISSION TO STAY IN BRITAIN?

  • Description

    1.
    GV STREET SCENE PAN TO GROSVENOR HOUSE HOTEL
    0.05

    2.
    SV ENTRANCE TO HOTEL
    0.10

    3.
    GV INT MRS. VLACHOS SURROUNDED BY PRESS (SOF)
    2.36

    4.
    SV MRS. VLACHOS GETS UP AND LEAVES (2 SHOTS)
    2.45


    TRANSCRIPT: REPORTER: "START BY BRIEFLY TELLING US HOW YOU GOT OUT OF YOUR COUNTRY WITH AS MUCH OF IT AS YOU CAN?"



    VLACHOS: "WELL, I'LL TELL YOU. I HAD TWO GUARDS, ONE OUTSIDE OF MY FRONT DOOR ON THE STREET AND ANOTHER OUTSIDE OF THE FLAT. WE HAD REALISED WITH MY HUSBAND THAT ONCE OR TWICE A DAY THE MAN THAT WAS OUT OF THE FLAT TOOK THE LIFT TO GO DOWN AND PROBABLY CHANGE WITH THE OTHER GUARD, OR, BUY CIGARETTES OR SOMETHING. ANYHOW I WAS THREE MONTHS INSIDE AND QUIET, VERY QUIET AND NOBODY WAS WORRIED ANY MORE, I THINK REALLY. SO AT ONE MOMENT ONE MOMENT ON FRIDAY EVENING, LAST FRIDAY, AT 10 O'CLOCK, 10 PAST 20 EXACTLY, WHEN WE HEARD THE MAN WE COULD HEAR HIS CHAIR SCRAPING, YOU KNOW, I WAS READY OUTSIDE OF THE DOOR. HE TOOK THE LIFT AND WENT DOWN. THEN I JUST OPENED THE DOOR, WALKED THREE FLIGHTS OF STAIRS AND WAITED A LITTLE BIT AND THEN CALLED THE LIFT FROM THE THIRD FLOOR WHERE SOMEBODY, I DON'T KNOW REALLY WHO LIVES THERE, AND I TOOK THE LIFT DOWN. AND WHEN I ARRIVED THAT FRONT DOOR I JUST PASSED I DON'T KNOW IF THE GUARD WAS THERE, OR THE TWO GUARDS WHERE THERE OR IF NO ONE WAS THERE. I JUST LOOKED IN FRONT OF ME AND MY ONLY DISGUISE, WHICH WAS, IT CHANGED ME COMPLETELY BECAUSE YOU SEE I HAD COMPLETELY WHITE HAIR AND I WORE DARK GLASSES SO I HAD CHANGED MY HAIR AND I WORE CONTACT LENSES, AND I PASSED THROUGH I WALKED TWO BLOCKS AND I WAITED FOR THE CAR THAT WAS COMING TO TAKE ME."



    REPORTER: "MADAME VLACHOS HOW DO YOU FEEL ABOUT THE KING'S COUNTER-EFFORTS AND THE CHANCES OF HIS RETURNING TO GREECE?"



    VLACHOS: "I DON'T KNOW ABOUT THE CHANCES BUT I KNOW THAT THE COUNTER-COUP FAILED...I THINK IT IS MORE OR LESS TO HIS CREDIT BECAUSE I DON'T THINK THAT KINGS SHOULD KNOW HOW TO DO COUPS AND COUNTER-COUPS AND ANYTHING. I MEAN THE GOOD GENERAL THAT HAVE HELPED HIM WERE ALSO INNOCENT OF THAT KIND OF CONSPIRACY. I REALLY THINK THAT THE PEOPLE NOW THAT ARE GOVERNING GREECE WERE THINKING ABOUT IT AND STUDYING IT FOR TWENTY YEARS. I MEAN THAT...AND THAT KIND OF JOB."




    Initials JSU/V/BOB/BB



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: GREEK NEWSPAPER OWNER MRS. HELEN VLACHOS WAS TODAY (FRIDAY) GIVEN PERMISSION TO STAY IN BRITAIN TEMPORARILY FOLLOWING HER ESCAPE FROM HOUSE ARREST IN ATHENS.

    A HOME OFFICE SPOKESMAN SAID MRS. VLACHOS COULD STAY TEMPORARILY AS A VISITOR, IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE REQUEST SHE MADE THIS AFTERNOON TO THE MINISTRY.

    EARLIER THE 57-YEAR-OLD NEWSPAPER OWNER TOLD A PRESS CONFERENCE HOW SHE WALKED OUT OF THE FLAT WHERE SHE HAD BEEN CONFINED FOR RESISTING THE GREEK MILITARY GOVERNMENT.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA6HPUW12JGPIDO7VBKUPZ9FI8L
    Media URN:
    VLVA6HPUW12JGPIDO7VBKUPZ9FI8L
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/12/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:45:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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