• Short Summary

    General George Zoetakis, the Regent of Greece, attended a special service at the Makriyianni Barracks, Athens, on Thursday (December 3) in memory of the pro-monarchists who died in the 1944 civil war.

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    General George Zoetakis, the Regent of Greece, attended a special service at the Makriyianni Barracks, Athens, on Thursday (December 3) in memory of the pro-monarchists who died in the 1944 civil war. Relatives of those who died in the fighting at Makriyianni Barracks attended the service with members of the Government, members of the Orthodox Hierarchy and Military representatives.

    The Makriyianni Gendarmerie Barracks battle was considered the turning point in the civil war. The fighting on December 3, 1944, prevented the left-wing Greek resistance army, ELAS, from taking Athens. Hundreds of security forces men died in the fighting.

    The civil war erupted in 1944 between the ELAS -- the guerrilla army of EAM, the central committee of the Greek resistance which had fought against the Nazi Germany invasion of 1941 -- and the 'X-bands' of the pro-monarchist General Zervas. British troops supporting the pro-monarchist side landed in Greece in 1944 and stayed until 1950.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA7T6LRF14EB1SJCR20LUX6PLZ
    Media URN:
    VLVA7T6LRF14EB1SJCR20LUX6PLZ
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    04/12/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:04:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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