• Short Summary

    IN GREECE, THOUSANDS OF GREEK AND FOREIGN PEACE MARCHERS SET OFF AT DAWN TODAY (SUNDAY) FROM THE SITE OF ANCIENT MARATHON ON A HOT AND DUSTY 26 MILE (40 KMS) TRAMP TO ATHENS.

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    IN GREECE, THOUSANDS OF GREEK AND FOREIGN PEACE MARCHERS SET OFF AT DAWN TODAY (SUNDAY) FROM THE SITE OF ANCIENT MARATHON ON A HOT AND DUSTY 26 MILE (40 KMS) TRAMP TO ATHENS. THE MARCH, ORGANISED BY THE UNITED DEMOCRATIC LEFT PARTY (EDA), HAS BEEN CALLED BY GREEK AUTHORITIES A LEGAL COVER FOR THE OUTLAWED COMMUNIST PARTY.

    PRECEDED BY TORCH-BEARING ATHLETES, 22,000 PEOPLE TRUDGED ALONG UNDER A BURNING SUN AND REACHED ATHENS BY SUNSET. POSTERS CARRIED BY THE MARCHES DECLARED "FASCISM MEANS WAR - WE WANT DISARMAMENT AND PEACE" "HANDS OFF VIETNAM, SANTO DOMINGO AND CYPRUS." OTHERS CALLED FOR REMOVING GREECE FROM NATO AND DEMANDED AN END TO FOREIGN BASES ON GREEKS SOIL.

    POLICE STOOD BY IN CASE OF DISTURBANCES AND TROOPS IN THE AREA WERE CONFINED TO BARRACKS.

    LEFTWING DELEGATIONS FROM GERMANY, ITALY, FRANCE AND BRITAIN TOOK PART IN THE MARCH, AN ANNUAL ONE AND THE THIRD TO START FROM THE BATTLEFIELD AT MARATHON, THE PLAIN OF ANCIENT GREECE WHERE GREEKS AND PERSIANS WERE LOOKED IN MORTAL COMBAT OVER 2,400 YEARS AGO.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAWK5JH6C4GQCPGQ7CBRF2DSWT
    Media URN:
    VLVAWK5JH6C4GQCPGQ7CBRF2DSWT
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/05/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:08:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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