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Greek elder statesman, Themistoklis Sofoulis, boards Destroyer RHS Vasilissa Olga (D-15) of the Royal Hellenic Navy.

Themistoklis Sofoulis (Sophoulis) Speaker of the Greek Parliament, arrives at the port of Piraeus. Officials greet and welcome him. A color guard of Greek sailors presents arms in salute as Sofoulis is taken by the arm and escorted by a Greek admiral. He doffs his hat in acknowlement. With the Admiral at his side, and , surrounded by civilian officials,and several naval officers, he makes his way to a Greek Navy destroyer tied up at the pier. A junior officer assists him as he ascends a gangway to board the ship. On deck, the ship's captain greets him and introduces several junior officers who salute and shake hands with Sofoulis. The Greek National flag is seen fluttering in the breeze from the ship's mast. View of ship's bow as forward line is hauled aboard. The Greek State Flag is seen displayed from the ship. View from the pier as the ship backs away, followed by views underway, when the number "15" is seen clearly displayed on her hull, identifying her as the Destroyer, Vasilissa Olga. (Note: The Vasilissa Olga and several other Greek warships sailed to Alexandria Egypt, following the German invasion of Greece in 1941. From there, she participated with the British in a number of actions at sea during the war. She was sunk, during a German air raid on September 26, 1943, at the Gulf of Lakki in Leros.)

Date: 1939
Duration: 1 min 7 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
British Troops relax in Egypt after being evacuated from previously Allied-held territory in North Africa.

War-weary troops evacuated from former Allied territory arrive in Egypt. The soldiers relax and smile. British Royal Navy warships underway to attack Italian installations in Libya. An airplane is launched from a British aircraft carrier. Gun crews bring shells on deck for heavy naval guns. A British sailor writes on one: "This'll make you whistle." Scenes of heavy naval bombardment of Italian military installations and the port at Tripoli, Libya. Daylight scenes reveal many sunken ships and destroyed Italian L11-39 tanks and military equipment.

Date: 1941, June
Duration: 1 min 5 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Wrecked buildings, rubble on the streets and damage caused by German air raid in city of Alexandria, Egypt.

A view of damage caused by German air raid in city of Alexandria, Egypt. Wrecked buildings in view. Rubble on the streets. People stand on the streets. Native refugees sit in groups. People move to other parts of the city with their families. They carry their belongings with them. Several men carry their belongings on carts.

Date: 1941, August 14
Duration: 40 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Sulkies ride in Trotting, the harness race in Goshen, Egypt.

Trotting, the harness race in Goshen, Egypt. People at stands as they watch the race. Sulkies attached to steeds ride in a harness race. Photographers click pictures as they stand near the track. A sulky rider poses.

Date: 1941, January 2
Duration: 24 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Italian prisoners captured by the British move with their luggage through the rugged terrain in Sidi Barrani, Egypt.

Italian prisoners are gathered in Sidi Barrani, Egypt during World War II. Italian prisoners captured by the British move with their luggage through rugged terrain. British soldier watches damaged vehicles and military tanks. Italian prisoners gather and interact with the soldiers. A flag flutters in the wind atop a tent in the background. A soldier stands holding a gun.

Date: 1941, January 16
Duration: 1 min 6 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
High-ranking Axis officers taken into custody by British forces in Side Barrani, Egypt

British forces take a group of high-ranking Italian and German officers into custody, at Sidi Barrani, Egypt. They exit from a parked airplane, and are directed by a British Army Captain.

Date: 1941, January 16
Duration: 17 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
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