Lieutenant General James A Van Fleet and another three-star General place wreath at Tomb of Unknown Soldier, Syntagma Square, Athens, Greece, and salute to pay homage. Greek Army guard wearing traditional Evzones uniform is seen at his post. After placing the wreath, the Generals accompanied by a Greek official and Greek military officers, greet U.S. military officers stationed in Athens. They review a Greek military honor guard before boarding a United States Air Force C-54 aircraft to depart.
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.
Greek athletes run in formation to Syntagma Square and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. A large crowd of spectators watches from across the street.
Three athletes accompany an official who lays a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. The runners then depart in formation, followed by motorcycle police escorting the Royal Family in their open car. King Paul is then seen approaching the Tomb of the Unknown, from the side and then laying a wreath. Assembled several paces behind him, are several high ranking military officers and civilian officials. A troop of ceremonial Tomb sentries are lined up to his left, all dressed in the traditional Evzones uniforms. The bas relief figure of a dying ancient Greek warrior is seen on the wall of the enclosure. The King and his entourage move toward the street, where a parade ensues, led by men in white shirts who dip their flag in salute.
Civilian marchers carry the traditional Greek Land Flag of white cross on blue field.
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.
British Prime Minister Winston Churchill in Athens, Greece during World War II. Winston Churchill along with Field Marshal Harold Alexander and British ambassador. Churchill and Archbishop Damaskinos arrive at the constitution square. A large crowd gather at the square as they greet the British Prime Minister.