David Seymour - Olympia. GREECE. 1951; “At the full moon in September, the traditional time for ancient Olympic games, a panegyreis (county fair) takes place. The biggest attraction of the fairgrounds are the dozens of gambling tables, mostly roulette. A wooden disc with 37 sections was set in motion and the “croupier” threw a dart into the disc. When the disc stopped spinning, the number was read and the winners were paid. People play till late at night, and much money is lost.”
A young Greek boy, in a camp for refugees from the war areas, plays with a homemade wagon constructed from a leaky tin food container and other pieces of tin he has found. He draws this wagon along with a string.
Athens. The great BCG scheme of inoculation against tuberculosis has not yet started in Greece, pending the signing of an agreement with the Government, but a few Danish Red Cross teams are already working on the vaccination of school-children in Athens. When the agreement is signed, the BCG campaign will be started in a big way, with teams of Greek doctors and nurses assisting the Scandinavian teams. Here is one of the Danish teams, with Greek assistants, vaccinating children...David…
Refugees from the civil war areas. One little boy curiously watches another drinking this unfamiliar stuff, UNICEF milk (reconstituted from powdered milk) distributed for the first time at the refugee camp.