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    Footage of Benito Mussolini and Greece's Premier Colonel Gouatas.

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    Item title reads - Italian-Greek crisis. Signor Mussolini, Italy's Premier, responsible for the ultimatum to Greece.

    M/S of Benito Mussolini on his horse, two other military men stand beside him. M/S from low angle of Mussolini on a balcony making a speech, he waves his arm arrogantly and theatrically then bows at the end.

    M/S of a man with a stick walking down some steps, others cheer him and help him down.

    Intertitle - Colonel Gouatas, Greece's Premier, who has protested against Italy's conditions.'

    M/S of the Colonel on his horse surrounded by people, he rides along. M/S of him talking to another man.

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    Film ID:
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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:41:05:00 / 01:41:50:00
    G 1012

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  1. Unknown user says

    The ltalian secret services recruited Albanian bandits to murder the Italian General Tellini near the Greco-Albanian borderline. The murder was then blamed on Greece and Mussolini attempted to seize Corfu in retaliation. The city of Corfu was bombarded in due military fashion, albeit being defenceless with refugees residing within the fortresses, and the italian forces landed to occury the island. Things were temporarily rectified after Greece was forced to pay a huge amount as compensation. The true facts were revealed prior to the breakout of hostilities in 1940, after the Albanian bandit Daut Hoxha was murdered by two young shepherds who subsequently asked for refuge in Greece.

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