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Paul I (December 14, 1901 - March 6, 1964) was King of Greece from 1947 until his death in 1964. Paul died of cancer on the afternoon of March 6, 1964 and was buried on March 12 in the Royal Cemetery at the Tatoi Palace in Athens.

The filmmaker is on the roof of Evangelismos Hospital and gives us general shots of the Hilton Hotel and Vasileos Alexandrou, Vasileos Konstantinou, Vasilissis Sofias Avenues where a large crowd is waiting for the funeral procession which started on foot from the Metropolitan Cathedral of Athens.

We see a panoramic view of Athens from the Acropolis, the Filopappou Hill and the ridge of Mount Ymittos, citizens on balconies and the roofs of apartment buildings, doctors from other hospital buildings who wait for the funeral procession to pass and hundreds of official people from around the world.

We see a shot of Lycabettus Hill that is located at the back of Evangelismos hospital with the church of Saint Georgios at its top.

The beginning of the funeral procession appears with honorary and military processions at the beginning of Vasilissis Sofias Avenue, followed by the gun carriage who carries the coffin with the body of Paul I. At some point we can see the Church of Saint Georgios, with its silver dome at Rizarios Ecclesiastical School.

The funeral procession stopped at the height of the Hilton hotel and then the gun carriage with the coffin was tied to a military vehicle and along with other vehicles with the relatives, headed to the Palace in Tatoi where the burial took place.



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Chatzidakis Georgios

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