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  • Short Summary

    King Constantine I returns to Greece, having left the country during WW1.

  • Description

    Celebration for return of King Constantine I to Greece.

    King is seen getting into an open coach along with Prince Carol of Rumania (who married Princess Helene of Greece), Prince Paul (of Yugoslavia (?) who later married Princess Olga of Greece). King's wife Queen Sophie gets into another coach with Princess Helene and Princess Irene. Shot of old man with big moustache and young man with a monocle others on steps behind the Royal carriages.

    Shot of a group of young women from the environs of Athens, they wear festive ethnic dresses, some decorated with Turkish gold pieces according to flash frame of title. MS woman in dress covered with coins posing with children & older woman, they laugh. Long row of women in ethnic costumes performing traditional dance with arms linked, men watch in background.

    American cataloguer's note: King Constantine I was forced to abdicate in 1917 due to his opposition to the wish of the majority of the Greek people to enter WW1 on the side of the Allies. King returned in 1920 after being recalled by a plebiscite.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    2476.23
    Media URN:
    77449
    Group:
    Old negatives
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1920 - 1929
    Sound:
    Silent
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:00:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:44:03:00 / 01:45:03:00
    Canister:
    ON 458 E

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