• Short Summary

    THE GREEK DESTROYER "POLEMISTIS" SLOWLY SAILED INTO PHALERON BAY, ATHENS, YESTERDAY (FRIDAY). THE SHIP WAS?

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    THE GREEK DESTROYER "POLEMISTIS" SLOWLY SAILED INTO PHALERON BAY, ATHENS, YESTERDAY (FRIDAY). THE SHIP WAS BRINGING MEMBERS OF THE DANISH ROYAL FAMILY TO GREECE TO TAKE PART IN THE CELEBRATIONS TO MARK THE 100TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE DYNASTY FOUNDED IN 1863. IN THAT YEAR PRINCE WILHELM OF DENMARK ACCEDED TO THE THRONE OF GREECE AS GEORGE I.

    AFTER A SALUTE OF GUNS, THE GREEK KING PAUL AND QUEEN FREDERICA BOARDED THE ROYAL LAUNCH WHICH TOOK THEM OUT TO THE "POLEMISTIS" TO MEET KING FREDERICK OF DENMARK AND HIS WIFE QUEEN INGRID. WAITING AT THE QUAYSIDE FOR THE RETURN OF KING PAUL AND KING FREDERICK AND THEIR QUEENS FROM THE DESTROYER WERE OTHER MEMBERS OF EUROPEAN ROYALTY - AMONG THEM CROWN PRINCE CONSTANTINE AND HIS DANISH FIANCEE, PRINCESS ANNA-MARIA. AFTER INSPECTING A GUARD OF HONOUR INTO ATHENS THROUGH STREETS LINED WITH CHEERING CROWDS.

    THE FESTIVITIES WILL LAST A FULL WEEK IN THE FLAG - BEDECKED AND FLOODLIT CITY OF ATHENS. AFFECTION FOR THEIR ROYAL FAMILY IS DEEP AMONG THE GREAT MASS OF THE RURAL PEOPLE OF GREECE, IN SPITE OF RECENT ATTACKS FROM POLITICAL PARTIES. BOTH KING PAUL AND QUEEN FREDERICA HAVE WORKED HARD IN THEIR EFFORTS TO HELP THEIR PEOPLE - MOST MEMORABLE BEING THE QUEEN'S JOURNEYS INTO VILLAGES UNDER SHELLFIRE TO RESCUE CHILDREN ABDUCTED BY GUERILLAS DURING THE CIVIL WAR IN 1946.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAB2VLL7LA3HC95SO1GC2SEDMSR
    Media URN:
    VLVAB2VLL7LA3HC95SO1GC2SEDMSR
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/03/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:51:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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