West Berlin Mayor Brandt received a big official welcome on his arrival at Athens Airport Nov 11 for a four-day visit to Greece.
GV Army detachment arrives at airfield
BV Troops on march
SV Plane arrives
SV Brandt and wife down steps of plane
CU Brandt greeted by Deputy Premier Canelopoulos
CU Brandt talks in microphone to press and radio
GV (FOLLOWING DAY). Brandt arrives at Unknown Warrior's Tomb
LV Brandt with wreath
SV Laying wreath
GV Brandt stands at memorial
LV Brandt with commanding officer, inspects troops
CU Brandt passes
LV Brandt in car, passes with escort
SV Out of car at Premier's residence
CU Brandt up steps into building, greeted by Premier Karamanlis
SV Brandt and Karamanlis pose on steps
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Background: West Berlin Mayor Brandt received a big official welcome on his arrival at Athens Airport Nov 11 for a four-day visit to Greece.
Giant Greek and German flags bedecked the airport, Deputy Premier Canelopoulos, Athens Mayor Tsoukalos, and German Ambassador Seelos greeted Herr Brandt while a Greek Army unit formed a guard of honour.
In a speech broadcast from the airport, Herr Brandt said he brought greetings from a "strongly sorely-tried city to a people who well knew what it meant to fight for freedom and independence."
Next day Nov 12, Herr Brandt paid tribute to Greek war dead at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Athens and later visited Premier Constantine Karamanlis.
Greek political circles gave special significance to Herr Brandt's visit to Athens, for the Government would have the opportunity to discuss the Max Merten accusations which shook the unity and authority of the Greek Government.
As probable future Chancellor of the Federal Republic. Brandt would also have important talks with Greek officials on the strengthening of the Greco-German relations.