• Short Summary

    AT THE LONELY BORDER OUTPOST OF KAKAVIA, 123 GREEK HOSTAGES AND THEIR FAMILIES WERE HANDED OVER TO GREEK WELFARE OFFICERS BY ALBANIAN MILITARY AUTHORITIES ON DECEMBER 28TH.

  • Description

    AT THE LONELY BORDER OUTPOST OF KAKAVIA, 123 GREEK HOSTAGES AND THEIR FAMILIES WERE HANDED OVER TO GREEK WELFARE OFFICERS BY ALBANIAN MILITARY AUTHORITIES ON DECEMBER 28TH.

    THE HOSTAGES WERE NOMADS FROM THE NORTH OF GREECE, ABDUCTED BY COMMUNIST GUERRILLAS DURING THEIR RETREAT OVER THE BORDER IN 1949. THEIR RELEASE IS THE RESULT OF FOUR YEARS NEGOTIATION BY INTERNATIONAL RED CROSS. NOW, WITH THE 2800 HEAD OF STOCK THEY WERE ALLOWED TO TAKE WITH THEM OUT OF ALBANIA, THE FAMILIES WILL BE SETTLED IN THE GRAMMOS AREA OF GREECE, ASSISTED BY THE GREEK GOVERNMENT AND CHARITABLE ORGANISATIONS.

    ACCORDING TO THE OFFICIAL GREEK VIEW - WHICH IS NOW UNDER REVIEW - GREECE AND ALBANIA HAVE THEORETICALLY BEEN AT WAR FOR THE PAST 21 YEARS. THE BORDER HAS BEEN SEALED SINCE THE END OF WORLD WAR TWO.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAES15SF9EOI7KXN81W2CM61EO0
    Media URN:
    VLVAES15SF9EOI7KXN81W2CM61EO0
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    30/12/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:07:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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