April 22, 1953

GERASIMOS TSIGANTES: London, 20 – According to telegrams from Moscow, six British citizens and an Irish priest, who had been held in North Korea since the beginning of the war, arrived in Moscow today. They were welcomed at the station by the British ambassador and embassy staff. Among the seven people released are the former chargé d’affaires in Seoul, Captain Holt, and Gerasimos Tsigantes, correspondent for the British newspaper The Observer and the Greek daily Kathimerini. A British hospital aircraft will bring them back to Britain. PRISONERS IN KOREA: Paris, 20 – According to reports from correspondents in Korea for the Agence France-Presse, 100 prisoners of war from the United Nations forces were repatriated today in the midst of an emotionally charged silence. At the same time, another 500 injured and sick Chinese and North Koreans were repatriated. (…) The eyes of Greek prisoner Constantinos Hletzos, when greeted by Capt. Michalis Economakos, opened wide in surprise at the sight of so many photographers impressed by his beard, which is as long as that of an archimandrite, and who all turned their cameras upon him. FAIRY TALE: This afternoon at the Kyveli Theater there will be a repeat performance of the fairy tale «Unlucky Man, Lucky Woman» with Elli Lambeti and Dimitris Horn.