National Geographic : 1960 May
KODACHROMESAND HS EKTACHROME(OPPOSITE, LOWER) BY NATIONALGEOGRAPHICPHOTOGRAPHERTHOMASNEBBIA © N.G.S. Evzones, kilted guards of honor, march to post " LICK, CLICK, CLICK" of soldiers' spiked shoes warns Athenians to make way for the Evzones. The crack guards were standing watch over the royal palace and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Usually recruited from mountain villages, 638 these tall Greeks must have straight legs and solid physiques. Their winter uniform in cludes dark pleated kilts, sometimes contain ing 40 yards of material, tight white stockings, and red shoes with black pompons. They wear gold-braided jackets with gold buttons and black-tasseled caps. In summer, guards change to cool white kilts.