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    Cuts from newsreel 47/96 - Fighting in Greece.

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    Unissued / unused footage - dates and locations may be unclear / unknown.

    Cuts from newsreel 47/96 - Fighting in Greece.

    Fighting flares up on the Greek Northern frontier when partisans launched an offensive against the town of Metsovo.

    M/S of Siotis, Pathe cameraman, and officers of the Greek army walking along, chatting. M/S of a squadron of cavalry going along a road. M/S of officers, planning the campaign, studying a map. Governor General of Epirus, in civilian clothes, among them. M/S of a gun crew preparing. General views of Yannina showing the countryside, a mosque and lake.

    General view of the hillside town of Zitsa (fogging here). Shots of the cavalry on the move and infantry on the march with jeep brings up the rear. A group of officers talking. Back view of infantry running. Officers at an observation post behind a tree. Soldiers performing a circle dance. Armoured cars moving along a road. Gun crew. Officers conferring.

    Band of partisans march into an ambush and are marched off. They are brought before the army commander, interrogated and given a cigarette each. Prisoners are marched down a hillside. Motorised column moving up.

    C/U of a plaque on the wall of a monastery where Lord Byron stayed reading 'Monastic Zitza. From thy shady brow thou small but favoured spot of holy ground - Byron'. L/S of cavalry in silhouette, moving over the brow of a hill. M/S of a group of soldiers resting. Prisoners are bundled roughly into a lorry. Shots of refugees at Yannina. Aeroplanes taking off from Yannina Airfield, loaded with rockets and bombs. An aeroplane being prepared for flight and being bombed up.

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    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:31:26:00 / 01:39:54:00
    UN 1871 C

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