• Short Summary

    General Condylis announces abolition of republic in favour of return to monarchy.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "A monarchy for Greece - enthusiastic scenes in Athens".

    Athens, Greece.

    General Condylis (aka General Georgios Kondylis), leader of Royalist Party, announces abolition of republic and return to monarchy. A national plebiscite (referendum) will take place. Army installed to stop opposition protests.

    L/S of city with Parthenon monument on Acropolis hill in distance. Various shots of Condylis . We see him getting into car and driving past cheering crowds. 'Evzones' (Greek Infantry with tutu style uniforms) hold back the crowd.

    Various shots of man distributing leaflets to crowd, some men in crowd play battered brass instruments. M/S of soldier sitting in front of rows of army rucksacks and rifles. C/U of soldiers cleaning their guns.

    M/S of Greek ex-sovereign, King George II of Greece, standing on boat in military uniform. M/S of Greek soldiers march, they seem in good spirits.

    Note: Condylis is also spelt Kondylis.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    843.34
    Media URN:
    12239
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    17/10/1935
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:58:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:49:15:00 / 01:50:13:00
    Canister:
    35/83

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