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.)
A French pre-dreadnought Liberté class battleship is seen underway in the Piraeus harbor of Athens, Greece during World War 1. She passes another Liberté class ship. Next, both are seen from astern as they head away from the camera. They are accompanied by two small boats. The French Bouclier-class destroyer, Casque, steaming close by at high speed (the only one in that class with only 3 funnels). She appears to have "CO" stenciled on her bow. French admirals and other senior officers pose for a photograph. The Admiral with crossed legs is Vice-Admiral Louis René Charles Dartige du Fournet, Commandant of the French and British Fleet in the Mediterranean Sea. The crowded port of Piraeus. A sailor raises the tricolor flag on a French warship. A docked ship with "Seripho, Hamburg" written on her stern. She appears to be flying the French tricolor flag.
Large transport ship seen in port of Athens, Greece, during World War 1. Her cargo of Allied troops and materiel, including horses are gathered on the pier. Allied troops work offloading more supplies from another ship, by way of a gangplank. Troops are seen clearing vegetation to set up a temporary camp nearby. (WWI; WW1)
King George II of Greece, the Duke and the Duchess of Kent and others attend the marriage ceremony of the Duke of Spoleto and Princess Irene of Greece in Florence, Italy. Dignitaries and guests stand at a balcony of a building. King George II of Greece arrives in a car. Princess Irene and Duke of Spoleto walk out of a church and pose.
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.
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.