• Short Summary

    Manolis Glezos, 37 years-old hero of the Greek Resistance in World War II is being tried before a military court in Athens, Greece, on charges of assisting and hiding Communist spies.

  • Description

    1.
    TV Royal Prosecutor addresses the court.
    0.04

    2.
    Glezos denies all charges to the court.
    0.09

    3.
    LV Judges.
    0.13

    4.
    CU Ditto.
    0.15

    5.
    CU Glezos denies all charges to the court.
    0.21

    6.
    SV Members of the public.
    0.25

    7.
    LV Royal Prosecutor demands death penalty for two communists and five years imprisonment for Glezos.
    0.29

    8.
    CU Ditto.
    0.33

    9.
    SV Defence counsellors.
    0.37

    10.
    CU PAN ALONG..the accused.
    0.49

    11.
    CU Glezos' mother waits to hear courts decision.
    0.53

    12.
    LV Royal Prosecutor speaks.
    0.57

    13.
    TV Judges.
    1.00



    Initials HTB/AW/PB



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Manolis Glezos, 37 years-old hero of the Greek Resistance in World War II is being tried before a military court in Athens, Greece, on charges of assisting and hiding Communist spies.

    The trial of Manolis Glezos with seventeen others began on July 9 and has gone on unceasingly day and night, Sundays included, ever since.

    Glezos, who pleads not guilty of espionage, became a national hero in 1941 when, in a night raid he pulled down the swastika over the Acropolis in German-occupied Athens.

    The Royal Prosecutor at the court-martial demands five years imprisonment for Glezos, and the death penalty for two of his fellow-accused.

    During the guerrilla struggle against the Communists in Greece, 1947-48, Glezos was condemned on charges of subversive activities, but was released after two years in prison is view of his activities in World War II.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAC1C8PKTL11GLDUKXV2KHF12V7
    Media URN:
    VLVAC1C8PKTL11GLDUKXV2KHF12V7
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/07/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:59:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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