• Short Summary

    KING CONSTANTINE OF GREECE RETURNED TO ATHENS TODAY (SUNDAY) AS THE GREEK CAPITAL PREPARED FOR ANOTHER WEEK OF ANTI-ROYAL DEMONSTRATIONS AND A ONE-DAY GENERAL STRIKE.

  • Description

    KING CONSTANTINE OF GREECE RETURNED TO ATHENS TODAY (SUNDAY) AS THE GREEK CAPITAL PREPARED FOR ANOTHER WEEK OF ANTI-ROYAL DEMONSTRATIONS AND A ONE-DAY GENERAL STRIKE. HOWEVER, KING CONSTANTINE'S FIRST ENGAGEMENT WAS NON-POLITICAL. HE PRESENTED DIPLOMAS TO SENIOR OFFICERS GRADUATING FROM THE SCHOOL OF NAVAL WAR AT BOTANIKOS SHORE STATION NEAR THE CITY.

    THE YOUNG MONARCH MET HIS NEW PRIME MINISTER, MR. ATHANASSIADES - NOVAS, AT THE CEREMONY, BUT IT IS NOT KNOWN WHETHER THEY DISCUSSED THE CURRENT POLITICAL CRISIS. AFTER REVIEWING THE GUARD-OF-HONOUR, KING CONSTANTINE PRESENTED THE DIPLOMAS TO OFFICERS OF THE ARMED SERVICES WHO HAD ATTENDED A COURSE ON NAVAL AND COMBINED OPERATIONS TACTICS AT THE SCHOOL.

    IT IS KNOWN THAT BETWEEN RETURNING FROM HIS SUMMER RESIDENCE ON THE ISLAND OF CORFU AND ATTENDING THE BOTANIKOS CEREMONY, KING CONSTANTINE DID MEET HIS POLITICAL ADVISER, MR. CONSTANTINE HOIDAS. THE COMING WEEK WILL SEE A ONE-DAY GENERAL STRIKE IN ATHENS ON TUESDAY; A TEST FOR MR. NOVAS' NEW GOVERNMENT ON THURSDAY; AND, A THREAT OF FURTHER DEMONSTRATIONS IN ATHENS, THE SUBURBS AND IN PIRAEUS.

    TO COUNTER THE THREATENED GENERAL STRIKE, THE GOVERNMENT ARE SAID TO HAVE TAKEN MEASURES TO ENSURE SUPPLIES OF POWER AND FOOD AND COMMUNICATIONS AND TRANSPORT FACILITIES.

    HOWEVER, THURSDAY MAY SEE THE CLIMAX TO THE CRISIS WHEN MR. NOVAS SEEKS PARLIAMENTARY APPROVAL FOR HIS GOVERNMENT. HE WILL SEEK A MAJORITY AMONG HIS OWN CENTRE UNION PARTY -- TO WHICH OUSTED PREMIER PAPANDREOU BELONGS -- WHICH HAS 173 SEATS IN THE 300 SEAT CHAMBER.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA90J7GR5ONP0AIUO4B85SV2OQN
    Media URN:
    VLVA90J7GR5ONP0AIUO4B85SV2OQN
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    25/07/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:01:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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