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  • Short Summary

    Large crowds turn out for demonstration in Athens, Greece.

  • Description

    Demonstration in Athens at Proclamation of Republic. Greece.

    Demonstrations in Athens; Greece at proclamation of republic; 1924. Crowd in front of Chamber of Deputes. People holding up large pictures of leaders. Another view; a sea of people pushing & jostling; both civilians & soldiers; difficult to tell what exactly is going on. Automobile slowly squeezes through crowd; driven by a soldier w/ a man in a great black head-dress sitting next to him. Next; Greek Army demonstration of sorts: pan over a large crowd of soldiers.

    MCU General Papanastassiou removes royal emblem from his hat and replaces it w/ an emblem of the republic. Pan over soldiers again. Then shot of some soldiers marching past other soldiers and civilians. 2 others follow riding horses King George II had left in 1923. Pavlos Koumoundouros; who had served as Regent in place of the King; was elected first President of Greece by Constituent Assembly. Rallies; government; politics.

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    Film ID:
    2524.04
    Media URN:
    77739
    Group:
    Old negatives
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1924
    Sound:
    Mute
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:30:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:08:08:00 / 01:09:38:00
    Canister:
    ON 493 C

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