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Title:THE 1ST GREEK BRIGADE IN SYRIA [Allocated Title]
Film Number:AYY 366/3
Other titles:BRITISH ARMY OPERATIONS IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR [Allocated Series Title]
Summary: Greek soldiers relaxing and in training for mountain warfare in Syria.
Description: 7 to 9 March. The Brigade military band and spectators form themselves into a ring and the dancers occupy the centre. The military band. Greek soldiers dancing. Close-up and general view of soldiers playing instruments. Close-up of the bassoon players. Panning shot along the line of bandsmen. Local inhabitants watch the performance along with soldiers. Greek soldiers and Syrian women watch the dancing. A group of Greek soldiers peeling potatoes, helped by a local two local girls. A soldier shows one of the girls how to peel. The soldiers being served their dinner of rice and meat. Looking over the cook's shoulder. An assistant cook serves the rice. Soldiers eating their dinner beneath an olive tree. Private Tokalis welding a piece of metal for the bonnet of a Ford car. Blacksmith Corporal Klapsidis hammers a car chassis spring with a sledgehammer. Greek soldiers look on. Private Costa Condos clearing an engine with petrol spray. The mechanics playing volleyball. Private Kokinaras and Private Kissanis de-carbonising a car. Greek soldiers leading a pack of mules up a hill. Packs being placed on the mules. Packs being hooked on the harness. Greek soldiers stretching at a Physical Training class and doing a balance exercise. Fixing bayonets. Soldiers followed by mules coming over a ridge on a hill track. Mules coming up the track as the soldiers prepare for a bayonet attack. A bayonet charge. Mules on a rocky mountain track. A mule loaded with ammunition. Laying a gun. Placing a round of ammunition in the breech. Placing wheels on the gun. Retake of bayonet drill shots. A 3 inch mortar platoon in training, preparing mortars. Getting the necessary elevation.