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    French President Charles de Gaulle visits Greece.

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    LV. Small Greek chapel in military graveyard at Salonika (Thessalonika). MS. General De Gaulle salutes in front of the graves of the French and English soldiers who died in World War I. GV. Graveyard. MS. General de Gaulle standing on dais. Various shots of the tanks and a missile of the Greek forces pass dais during the military parade. MS. Soldiers marching by. MS. French President Charles De Gaulle wearing sun glasses looking towards sky, watching fly past. LS. Planes in flight with vapour trails. Title in French reads 'Le Voyage en Grece'. BGV. Athens. MS. Guard of Honour at Hellenikon Airport. MS. General De Gaulle and wife step from aircraft and are greeted by Greek royal family and dignitaries - King Paul Queen Frederika, Prince Constantin, Princess Irene and the Greek Prime Minister Mr Karamanlis. Various shots of De Gaulle accompanied by King Paul inspecting Guard of Honour. Various good travelling shots of De Gaulle in open car driving through crowd lined streets. Various shots of General De Gaulle being mobbed. GV. Building with crowds on balconies. MV. The Hadrian Gate which is the gateway to the capital. BGV. Athens with the ancient Acropolis standing out. Various shots of De Gaulle visiting the Greek ruins - historical monuments. Good long shot of Acropolis. MS. Section of the architecture on the front of the Acropolis. MS. General De Gaulle. Various shots of Vulcan's Temple, another famous ruin. Various shots of General De Gaulle and wife with the Greek royal family posing at the foot of a staircase in evening dress. Various shots of General De Gaulle at the tomb of the Greek Unknown Warrior and a few of the famous royal guards, the Evzone, in their white fluffy skirts are standing to attention Various shots of General De Gaulle in a small village, he is mobbed by the people.


    Date found in the old record - 20/05/1963.

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    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:13:59:00 / 01:16:18:00
    UN 3752 E

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