• Short Summary

    GREECE HONOURED PRESIDENT DE GAULLE WITH ITS BIGGEST MILITARY REVIEW EVER HELD IN PEACETIME FOR A VISITING STATESMAN YESTERDAY (SUNDAY).

  • Description

    GREECE HONOURED PRESIDENT DE GAULLE WITH ITS BIGGEST MILITARY REVIEW EVER HELD IN PEACETIME FOR A VISITING STATESMAN YESTERDAY (SUNDAY).THE PARADE WAS STAGED AT SALONIKA, NORTHERN GREECE.

    GENERAL DE GAULLE FLEW THERE FROM ATHENS, AND WAS GREETED BY CROWN PRINCE CONSTANTINE, DEPUTISING FOR HIS FATHER KING PAUL, WHO WAS OPERATED ON FOR APPENDICITIS YESTERDAY.

    BEFORE THE MARCHPAST, GENERAL DE GAULLE AND THE CROWN PRINCE, STANDING TOGETHER IN A JEEP, REVIEWED GREEK TROOPS DRAWN UP FOR 1 1/2MILES (2 KILOMETRES) ALONG A PLAIN.MILITARY BANDS HEADED THE BIG PARADE, IN WHICH 7,500 GREEK TROOPS TOOK PART, TOGETHER WITH MARINES FROM THE FRENCH CRUISER "DE GRASSE," ANCHORED IN SALONIKA HARBOUR.

    THEN CAME THE MOST IMPRESSIVE PART OF THE MARCHPAST: TANKS, ARMOURED VEHICLES, ARTILLERY AND TACTICAL MISSILES -- ALL OF THE LATEST TYPE.THE REVIEW MARKED THE END OF PRESIDENT DE GAULLE'S FOUR-DAY STATE VISIT.HE FLEW BACK TO PARIS LATE YESTERDAY.

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    Film ID:
    VLVACH4NOY4QM2C2QSDGOW88FJVH
    Media URN:
    VLVACH4NOY4QM2C2QSDGOW88FJVH
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/05/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:09:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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