• Short Summary

    General George Grivas, former EOKA leader and actually Chief of the National Regenaration Centre Party, undertook this weekend another anti-government campaign tour in Besotia, Central Greece.

  • Description

    1.
    General view of crowds in Thebes.


    2.
    General Grivas speaks (close-up).


    3.
    Grivas speaking and people applauding.


    4.
    Grivas walking through the main street of Thebes followed by his friends and ADCs.


    5.
    A general view of the main square of Vaya City.


    6.
    Closer shot of crowds applauding.


    7.
    Various shots of Grivas speaking from the balcony; by him his ADCs, including General Katsotas, former Athens Mayor and former Commander of the Greek First Brigate which fought in El-Ilamein.


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    - do -


    9.
    Another general view of the square and the crowds.


    10.
    Various close-ups of Grivas speaking.




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    Background: General George Grivas, former EOKA leader and actually Chief of the National Regenaration Centre Party, undertook this weekend another anti-government campaign tour in Besotia, Central Greece. He visited Thebes, Vaya and Orhomenos and spoke to the crowds on the government "treacherous and corrupted policy and behaviour". He attacked the present Greek Government's policy towards the rural areas and unveiled it's attempts to vote a kind of electoral system through which it will be allowed to remain in power even by getting less than 45% of the votes in the general elections. Grivas also gave an account of the Government wastefulness insisting that millions are being spent to useless works, while people in rural areas and the provinces are starving. He finally promised a better life standard should his party comes in power in the forthcoming general elections.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6I31BHDG8SNYXKS8MVAF30MG5
    Media URN:
    VLVA6I31BHDG8SNYXKS8MVAF30MG5
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/06/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:16:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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