• Short Summary

    Allied and Axis veterans of world war two joined in prayer at the new abbey of Monte Cassino May 15 on the 16th anniversary of the end of the devastating Allied bombardment.

  • Description

    1.
    GV PAN..Area surrounding Monet Cassino
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    2.
    LV The new abbey
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    3.
    SCU Statue
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    4.
    SCU Another statue
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    5.
    LV Entrance
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    6.
    TGV INT..Ceremony inside
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    7.
    STV Banner inscribed "Unione Naz" ITALIANA REDUCI DE RUSSIA" ( National Union of Italians repatriated from Russia )
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    8.
    SCU Veteran with medals
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    9.
    SCU Officer with medals
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    10.
    SV Symbolic 'torches' are lit
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    11.
    CU Canadian 'torch'
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    12.
    SV Relatives of deceased watch
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    13.
    CU Austrian 'torch'
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    14.
    CU Veteran in fez, PAN down to medals
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    15.
    FULL CU..Medals and banner inscribed MONTE CASSINO
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    16.
    GV Ceremony inside abbey
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    17.
    TGV Procession from abbey to cemeteries
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    18.
    SV PAN..Through archway on old abbey site
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    19.
    SV DITTO
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    20.
    SCU German and British Veterans
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    21.
    SV French General in procession
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    22.
    Sv Entrance to cemetery
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    23.
    STV Cemetery
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    24.
    LV Graves
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    25.
    SV Ditto
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    26.
    SV DITTO
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    27.
    LV Memorial
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    28.
    BIG TGV..Cemetery
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    Initials JRG/S/MR/ES



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Allied and Axis veterans of world war two joined in prayer at the new abbey of Monte Cassino May 15 on the 16th anniversary of the end of the devastating Allied bombardment. In all, 4,000 ex-servicemen from 16 nations joined Pope John 23rd in a prayer for peace read by Paolo Cardinal Marella of the Vatican.

    In tribute to the dead, the veterans, including survivors of the bombardment on the 250-strong visiting German contingent, lit a symbolic torch of International Brotherhood at the Abbey - almost completely destroyed in the 1944 aerial and artillery bombardment and now rebuilt. The veterans also went in pilgrimage to the Nearby British and Polish war cemeteries, and other war cemeteries in the zone.

    In his message, the Pope told the Monte Cassino survivors to fight as hard now for a peace between nations respecting justice as they once did for their own countries.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA7B2HZHIL01RR2LF6QLD9O1VQ8
    Media URN:
    VLVA7B2HZHIL01RR2LF6QLD9O1VQ8
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/05/1960
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    MXF
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:24:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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