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  • Short Summary

    Chaotic scenes in Athens as Greece makes steps to become a republic.

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    Athens, Greece.

    Title: "GREECE ... A REPUBLIC! Impressive scenes as Bishop of Athens administers Oath of Loyalty to thousands in Greek Capital".

    Rebellion and rioting in Greece.

    L/S of large crowds gathers outside a palace. M/S of Greek soldiers marching through the streets in their traditional white tunics. Panning shot across a street - people wander past the camera, a policeman in the centre of the road seems to be shouting instructions to passers-by.

    M/S of a group of scruffy looking soldiers with a machine gun on a tripod standing guard outside a gate.

    Intertitle: "The republican guard gathers outside the City for its unsuccessful attempt to seize the Government".

    Point of view shot from inside a moving vehicle of troops gathered at the side of a road, some are on horseback, others are gathered around an armoured car.

    Various high angled L/Ss of riots in the city streets, soldiers on horseback ride through the crowds, some soldiers fall from their horses - maybe have been shot?

    Note: see also REBELLION IN GREECE in G 1337.

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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:32:43:00 / 01:34:00:00
    G 1096

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