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.
The arrival of Archbishop Makarios III in Athens. Archbishop Makarios III of Cyprus arrives in Athens after being released from British exile. Officers escort the archbishop at an airport. A large crowd of civilians gathered on either sides of the streets. They greet the archbishop as he moves in a motorcade through the streets.
People celebrate Liberation of Greece by Allied Forces in Athens, Greece during World War II. The British battleships underway. The British troops aboard a ship in the foreground. The troops disembark the ship at Athens port. The troops march in a squad. The troops marching. British troops greeted by civilians. The civilians crowd at the Constitution Square. The crowd cheer and hold banners. The troops celebrate liberation at the Constitution Square. The British troops lined up. The Greek Parliament Building. Premier of Greece Andreas Papandreou pays wreath to the unknown soldiers. The soldiers stand in formation. A view of the city. The soldiers holding flags of Greece, march. The soldiers stand in formation. Premier Papandreou hoists the flag. A soldier in the foreground salutes. The civilians salute as the flag is hoisted. A view of the city.
German invasion of European countries during World War II. Italian Prime Minister Benito Mussolini shakes hands with Adolf Hitler. People gathered in a square in Rome, Italy, cheering as they listen to Mussolini speak. View of Mussolini speaking and waving his hands in animated fashion. Greek Army troops marching in traditional uniform. Animated map depicts Italian advance in Greece and the backward drive of Italian troops. Mussolini walking on a path and saluting his forces. A newspaper headline about Nazi movement in Greece. Close-up aerial view of a German Luftwaffe Junkers Ju 87 Stuka dive bomber beginning its dive and releasing bombs. German aircraft bombard Greek cities and cities in Yugoslavia. Aerial view of damaged palace building in Belgrade, Yugoslavia after German bombing that began April 6, 1941 in Operation Retribution. Animated map depicts German advance in Yugoslavia. A map depicts German advance in Greece. Aerial view of the city of Athens as seen from German aircraft, with a German Luftwaffe aircraft in foreground.
King Paul and Queen Fredericka arrive in parliament of Greece, in Athens to take oath as new monarch of Greece. Deputies stand on their seats and clap for the King and Queen. King Paul replaces his recently deceased brother King George. After the oath taking King and Queen went out of the parliament saluted and greeted by deputies.
An honor guard is formed and spectators assembled as King Paul I pays homage by laying a memorial wreath on the tomb of the unknown soldier at Syntagma Square, Athens, Greece. Three Greek Generals are seen.The King then reviews a parade in his honor, standing close to the street, in front of the Tomb of the Unknown,flanked by sentries wearing Evzones uniforms. The parade includes children, wounded war veterans, accompanied by nurses, motorcycle troops, armored vehicles,tanks,and marching troops,some accompanied by dogs. A Navy military band plays in the parade followed by marching sailors and boys in sailors uniforms. An Army band followed by marching Army troops brings up the rear of the parade. The Royal Family then departs, as they arrived in an open car displaying the Royal crest on a flag.
A civilian official places a wreath at the tomb of the unknown. Many civilian officials assemble at the tomb. A sentry in Evzone uniform stands guard and
executes a military maneuver in front of the tomb.