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Armenian refugee boys at a temporary orphanage located in Zappeion Hall in Athens Greece

A group of Armenian orphan boys pose for the camera in a temporary orphange in Athens Greece in Zappeion Exhibition Hall (or Zappion Hall). The orphanage was operating during the timeframe of the Armenian Genocide in Turkey and the subsequent breakup of the Ottomoan Empire. The Armenian children sit and pose. Some of the children stand in background.

Date: 1920
Duration: 10 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
U.S. guests watch as dancers perform and musicians play at the Near East Relief orphanage in Zappeion Hall, Athens, Greece

Near East Relief orphanage, aiding Armenian, Greek, and other orphans, showing entertainment in gratitude to Americans, in Zappeion Exhibition Hall (or Zappion Hall), Athens, Greece. Interiors of Zappeion Hall with tall white columns. Boys young and older dancing while wearing traditional Greek costumes. Young boys and some young women play guitar. Guests watch the performance.

Date: 1920
Duration: 30 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Refugees, mostly Greek and Armenian, embarking on U.S. ships in Turkey, bound for refugee camps in Athens Greece.

U.S. destroyers carry Greek and Armenian refugees from Turkey to temporary refuge camp at Athens orphanage in Greece, during the period of the Greco-Turkish War and the partitioning of the Ottoman Empire after World War I. Sailors carry a sick refugee on a stretcher. More refugees arrive on the ship. Refugees with belongings embark the ship.

Date: 1920
Duration: 1 min 7 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
U.S. Admiral Mark L. Bristol and other Allied officials at the orphanage in Zappion Hall (or Zappeion Hall) in Athens Greece

U.S. Admiral Mark L. Bristol and a delegation of U.S. Navy military leaders and civilian leaders attend an event at Zappeion Exhibition Hall (or Zappion Hall), which was serving as an orphanage for displaced Armenian children after the Armenian genocide and unrest during the partitioning of the Ottoman Empire. Bristol's coalition had been shuttling Greek and Armenian refugees from Turkey to the temporary orphanage in Zappeion Hall. Sign above Hall exterior entrance is partially covered but words "Neareast Relief Zappion Orphanage" can be seen. Bristol's group ascends the steps with an honor guard of children in various uniforms snapping to attention as they ascend. Admiral Bristol and other U.S. dignitaries walk up the steps of the building and enter. Flags at the entrance of the building. In the Hall, a band of the U.S. Navy plays music. Group of children of the orphanage is seen in the background behind the band. Admiral Bristol and other U.S. military and civilian dignitaries seated in the main hall watching the band or a presentation.

Date: 1920
Duration: 44 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
U.S. Navy sailors assist in transport of Greek and Armenian refugees from Turkey to Athens Greece

Scenes in Constantinople, Turkey . Tenders from U.S. Navy ships shuttling civilian refugee passengers, mostly Greek and Armenian, including many children, to safety during the Greco-Turkish War and unrest during the post-World War 1 partitioning of the Ottoman Empire. Refugees gathered around a cut tree trunk. Construction of small buildings underway in a port area. Refugees with lots of smiling children waving white flags aboard a U.S. Navy tender in a port. Refugees and children on a dock smiling, with some holding an Armenian flag.

Date: 1920
Duration: 1 min 12 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Celebration of liberation and enthusiastic welcome of Prime Minister George Papandreou and British Armored unit in Greece.

Liberation of Greece. Animated map of Athens, Greece. Allies forces return to Greece after victory. Celebration: Greek ring the bell. British troops dock in Greece and march into Athens. Workers carry the boxes of water for victims of malaria. Boxes of water displayed. Shows the return of Prime Minister George Papandreou on October 18, 1944. Large crowd welcomes and cheers the Prime Minister George Papandreou and display banners for liberating their country. Prime Minister Papandreou puts the wreath on grave and honors two unknown soldiers. British Lt. Gen Ronald Scobie salutes. General Scobie and Prime Minister Papandreou honor the two unknown soldiers. British Armored unit receive enthusiastic welcome. Sign of 'The Greek People Welcome EAM', and 'Welcome Great Allies KKE'. Greek people welcome the National Liberation Front (EAM) and Communist Party of Greece (KKE). Citizens buy food with inflated currency.

Date: 1944
Duration: 3 min 2 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
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