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Aegean Islands Greece 1956 stock footage and images

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Newsreel 'Earthquake, scores dead in Greek disaster'

An earthquake with the force of 10 Atomic Bombs and 13 foot tidal waves smash the Aegean Islands of Greece. One of the area's worst natural disasters killed and injured many people. Damaged houses seen. Injured people are carried to the hospitals. Nurses tend to the injured people in the heavily crowded hospital. A woman is seen weeping.

Date: 1956, September
Duration: 54 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Scenes from the Nazi Balkans campaign of 1941, during World War II.

Invasion of Yugoslavia and Greece 6 April 1941 Yugoslavia and Greece being invaded. Animated map of region as names of Yugoslavian areas appear. Dragon's teeth and other antitank fortifications are bypassed by advancing German forces. Damaged railroad tracks in Croatia. German soldiers confer. They march past houses along road, cross stream and drag artillery over wooden bridge. An animated map shows entry into Greece at Salonika and Xanthi. The smoke rises in valley after German artillery hits. German guns fire and recoil. The view of a valley. A German soldier sketches. Germans in foxhole gesture. German Stuka dive bombers in flight and dropping bombs. German tank rolls down a street in Salonika, many civilian onlookers, as well as German officers salute as tanks pass. View of Aegean harbor. A town in the background and a column of smoke rises.

Date: 1941, April 6
Duration: 2 min 57 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: German
 
 
British soldiers at Zeitenlik in Salonika during World War I.

British soldiers of the 11th (Service) Battalion Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) bivouacked on a seaside plain at Zeitenlik, Salonika (aka Thessalonika) in Greece, during World War 1. Their circular white tents are pitched and several campfires are burning. Their arms are stacked. The Thermaic Gulf of the Aegean Sea is visible in the background.

Date: 1915
Duration: 11 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
German troops recapture Samos and Leros Island in Greece during World War II.

German troops invade Samos and Leros, Greece. A map of Greece highlights Athens, Samos and Leros. German troops standing amid corpses and debris, talk after recapturing Leros Island. German officers drink wine and eat grapes after recapturing Samos Island. German troops parade along a mountain road. British and Indian prisoners of war are marched to ships.

Date: 1944
Duration: 1 min 32 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: German
 
 
USIS programs include musical Porgy and Bess and orchestra, sprinter Jesse Owens, writer William Faulkner, and a trade show.

Audience watching performers bow at the conclusion of a performance of Porgy and Bess sponsored by the USIS. View of performance by the "Symphony of the Air, " formerly known as the NBC Toscanini Orchestra, in Tokyo. Author William Falkner is seen visiting with an audience in Japan. Olympic athlete Jesse Owens shows his running block technique to a crowd gathered in Malaya. A test preview of a USIS "People's Capitalism" exhibit is shown at Union Station in Washington, D.C. Two Asian women place a pot on a stove as part of the exhibit. A 1955 Ford Thunderbird convertible is displayed at an international trade fair in Salonika, Greece. A man demonstrates and electric razor at the Greek trade show sponsored by USIS. King Paul and Queen Frederika of Greece visit the U.S. trade fair and watch children play on a jungle gym, with toy tractors and with a toy teepee. A crowd gathered at the trade show stand in line to see themselves on a television monitor. View of crowd seen on television. A large spiral display sponsored by USIS demonstrates the "Open Skies Proposal" A model of a B-52 bomber is also at the display.

Date: 1956
Duration: 2 min 45 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
German soldiers tour an estate, bargain with natives and drink wine at the island of Samos in Greece.

German soldiers at the island of Samos in Greece. Scenes of the island. Life of common man of Samos. German soldiers tour an estate. They bargain with the natives. A soldier talks to a monk on Mount Athos, Chalcidice. The soldiers drink wine. A woman serves to the soldiers. A damaged building. Soldiers walk around it. Soldiers meet monks and move inside a building. A monk shows a photograph hung on a wall to the soldiers.

Date: 1944
Duration: 1 min 59 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: German
 
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