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Title:ROYAL HELLENIC AIR FORCE RETURNS TO GREECE [Allocated Title]
Film Number:AAY 234
Summary: Ceremony marking the return of the Royal Hellenic Air Force to Greece.
Description: (Roll 13, 17/11/1944) Film showing the Greek Prime Minister, George Papandreou, along with British military top brass, at a parade to celebrate the re-establishment of the Greek Air Force at Athens. Papandreou and Air Commodore Tuttle (AOC. Greece) take the salute at the march past of Greek Air Force personnel. Papandreou with entourage greets individual aircrew in front of their Baltimores and Spitfires. A number of reporters and photographers are present. (Roll 14 (1st part only), 17/11/1944) The Greek flag is raised (upside down). There are further shots of Papandreou and others.
Technical Details: Format: 16mm
Number of items/reels/tapes: 1
Footage: 100 ft (ca); Running time: 3 mins
Notes: Production: see note to AAY 233
Related items: IWM also holds a 35mm b/w blow-up copy of this material under the same film number which includes the rest of roll 14, with shots of Papandreou addressing the parade and the flag now flying correctly, for which the 16mm colour original is missing.
Technical: held with AAY 235 as a single reel