• Short Summary

    KING CONSTANTINE OF THE HELLENES IS MAKING HIS FIRST OFFICIAL VISIT TO THE GREEK ARMED FORCES SINCE HE CAME TO THE THRONE.

  • Description

    KING CONSTANTINE OF THE HELLENES IS MAKING HIS FIRST OFFICIAL VISIT TO THE GREEK ARMED FORCES SINCE HE CAME TO THE THRONE. THE YOUNG KING - HIMSELF A FORMER ARMY OFFICER - IS ON A 7-DAY TOUR OF INSPECTION OF MILITARY CAMPS AND INSTALLATIONS IN THE NORTHERN PROVINCE OF MACEDONIA, AND ALONG THE BORDER WITH BULGARIA AND TURKEY.

    YESTERDAY (TUESDAY), KING CONSTANTINE TOOK THE SALUTE AT A PARADE AND DISPLAY OF MODERN WEAPONS AT SEDES MILITARY CAMP IN MACEDONIA. IT'S REPORTED TO HAVE BEEN THE BIGGEST SHOW OF ITS KIND SINCE PRESIDENT DE GAULLE VISITED GREECE IN MAY 1963.

    BESIDES DETACHMENTS OF COMBAT-READY TROOPS, GROUPS OF LIGHT AND HEAVY TANKS ROLLED PAST THE SALUTING BASE, ALONG WITH ANTI-TANK WEAPONS, AND AN IMPRESSIVE DISPLAY OF ARTILLERY INCLUDING FRENCH EE-10 MISSILES AND AMERICAN 'HONEST JOHNS'.

    THE KING HAS RECEIVED AN ENTHUSIASTIC WELCOME WHEREVER HE HAS GONE IN NORTHERN GREECE, WITH VILLAGERS TURNING OUT TO WAVE THEIR WELCOME AS HE DROVE THROUGH.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA9D6YBS9AV54PYA8CN1W7DW0GP
    Media URN:
    VLVA9D6YBS9AV54PYA8CN1W7DW0GP
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/05/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:47:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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