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Title:GREEK TROOPS OF 1ST INDEPENDENT BRIGADE GROUP [Allocated Title]
Film Number:AYY 198-1-2
Other titles:BRITISH ARMY OPERATIONS IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR [Allocated Series Title]
Summary: General Tzanakakis, GOC Greek Forces, inspects the guard at Kefar Yona, Palestine. Instruction of Greek troops by New Zealand instructors.
Description: Greek flag and sentry. Instruction by New Zealand Demonstration Platoon. Sergeant giving orders to demonstrators while Greek cadet interprets for the troops by means of a microphone and loudspeaker. Breda gun in trench. Infantry in bayonet charge. The GOC inspects the troops and tastes their food. The NZ troops demonstrate the Boyes anti-tank rifle. Greek infantrymen handling Tommy guns. Various infantry exercises and weapons training.
Class in Physical Training exercises. Instructor and pupil on parallel bars.
Medical corps exercise. Stretcher bearers render first aid and carry patient uphill to Relay Post.
Men getting stew and oranges in Greek troops' mess. Interior of officers' mess.
Troops play football and volleyball.
3rd Battalion in bayonet charge.
Signallers from No 3 Battery, 6th Troop.
1st Brigade Reconnaissance Company in mortar exercise.
Prince Peter of Greece enters car to go to inspect Signals. He talks to Captain Frocide (?) of the New Zealand Signals. Signallers at work.
2nd Battalion in mortar exercise.
1st Field Company Engineers laying out strongpoint and digging.
1st Field Company laying a mine.
Machine gun company exercise.
Greek national dances, the Kalatiano and the Syrtos. Dancers and instruments.