• Short Summary

    DEPOSED KING IDRIS OF LIBYA ARRIVED AT VOLOS IN GREECE BY THE FERRY-BOAT "KNOSSOS" ON WEDNESDAY (SEPTEMBER 3).

  • Description

    DEPOSED KING IDRIS OF LIBYA ARRIVED AT VOLOS IN GREECE BY THE FERRY-BOAT "KNOSSOS" ON WEDNESDAY (SEPTEMBER 3). MEANWHILE, IN ATHENS, LIBYAN MILITARY CADETS OCCUPIED THE LIBYAN EMBASSY IN THE NAME OF THE NEW REVOLUTIONARY REGIME IN THEIR COUNTRY.

    SHORTLY AFTER THE KING'S ARRIVAL FROM THE TURKISH TOWN OF BURSA, HE ANNOUNCED HE WOULD RETURN TO TRIPOLI, ONE OF HIS COUNTRY'S TWIN CAPITALS, VERY SOON.

    BUT HE DECLINED TO GIVE A SPECIFIC DATE FOR HIS RETURN TO LIBYA WHICH HAS BEEN IN THE HANDS OF A REVOLUTIONARY GOVERNMENT SINCE MONDAY (SEPTEMBER 1).

    THE 80-YEAR-OLD KING, SAD-FACED AND FRAIL, WAS DRIVEN FROM THE DOCK-SIDE TO THE GREEK RESORT OF KAMENA VOURLA, ABOUT 130 MILES (210 KILOMETRES) FROM VOLOS.

    HE WAS ACCOMPANIED BY QUEEN FATIMA, HIS ADOPTED SON PRINCE OMAR, 21, AND MEMBERS OF HIS RETINUE.

    FROM THE RESORT, HE IS REPORTED TO HAVE MADE URGENT TELEPHONE CALLS TO VARIOUS EUROPEAN CAPITALS IN EFFORTS TO OUST THE MILITARY JUNTA IN LIBYA.

    IN ATHENS, LIBYAN MILITARY CADETS OCCUPIED THE LIBYAN EMBASSY, SCATTERING ALL ROYAL EMBLEMS AND PICTURES OF KING IDRIS.

    THEY CHANGED THE NAME OF THE EMBASSY TO "THE EMBASSY OF THE REPUBLIC OF LIBYA".

    THE CADETS STATED THAT THEY CONSIDERED THE LIBYAN AMBASSADOR MR TAHER CARAMANLI AND MEMBERS OF HIS STAFF PRO-ROYALIST BECAUSE THEY GREETED DEPOSED KING IDRIS ON HIS ARRIVAL IN GREECE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA9I5R1Y8GXH1CPV5AEHJFI1Q7F
    Media URN:
    VLVA9I5R1Y8GXH1CPV5AEHJFI1Q7F
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    04/09/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:27:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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