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Offline Maik

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Easter in Greece (1947)
« on: Monday, 21 April, 2014 @ 14:50:33 »
'Easter in Greece (1947)' is one of the 400 or so British Pathé newsreel films relating to Greece uploaded to YouTube on Thursday

Very dark black-and-white footage of a Good Friday religious procession in central Athens, shots of soldiers holding wooden spits with roasted lambs outside Haidari barracks, and parishioners at a city central church decorating the epitafios, symbolising Christ’s funeral bier, are among the Easter scenes recorded 67 years ago by newsreel company British Pathé, which on Thursday uploaded 85,000 historic films to YouTube.

Offline TonyKath

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Re: Easter in Greece (1947)
« Reply #1 on: Monday, 21 April, 2014 @ 20:23:15 »
Thanks for that Maik.  The archive looks very interesting.  Some of the footage relates to the Greek civil war - at least in part (as above).