• Short Summary

    UP TO 30,000 OF SPAIN'S ROYALISTS -- SO-CALLED CARLISTS SUPPORTING THE IDEA OF THE RE-ESTABLISHMENT OF THE SPANISH MONARCHY -- STAGED THEIR ANNUAL PILGRIMAGE TO THE SHRINE ON MONTEJURRA, A MOUNTAIN NEAR ESTELLA IN NORTHERN SPAIN, YESTERDAY (SUNDAY).

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    UP TO 30,000 OF SPAIN'S ROYALISTS -- SO-CALLED CARLISTS SUPPORTING THE IDEA OF THE RE-ESTABLISHMENT OF THE SPANISH MONARCHY -- STAGED THEIR ANNUAL PILGRIMAGE TO THE SHRINE ON MONTEJURRA, A MOUNTAIN NEAR ESTELLA IN NORTHERN SPAIN, YESTERDAY (SUNDAY). THE SHRINE IS DEDICATED TO THE ROYALISTS WHO WERE KILLED IN TWO BATTLES NEAR ESTELLA DURING CARLIST CIVIL WARS ENDING IN THE 1870's.

    THE MODERN CARLISTS SUPPORT THE PRESENT PRETENDER TO THE SPANISH THRONE, PRINCE HUGO CARLOS, THE HEAD OF THE BOURBON PARMA LINE, WHO IS MARRIED TO PRINCESS IRENE OF HOLLAND. HOWEVER, THE SPANISH DICTATOR, GENERALISSIMO FRANCO, SUPPORTS ANOTHER MEMBER OF THE FAMILY, PRINCE JUAN CARLOS, TO BE KING IF AND WHEN HE ALLOWS A RETURN TO THE MONARCHY.

    SPAIN HAS BEEN A REPUBLIC SINCE 1932. THE CARLISTS FOUGHT WITH FRANCO'S FORCES AT THE TIME OF THE MOST RECENT CIVIL WAR WHICH BROUGHT HIM TO POWER JUST BEFORE THE SECOND WORLD WAR, IN THE HOPE OF OBTAINING HIS SUPPORT FOR THE RE-ESTABLISHMENT OF THE MONARCHY, ALTHOUGH HE HASN'T YET AGREED TO THIS, HE DOES NOT OBJECT TO THE YEARLY PILGRIMAGES TO MONTEJURRA.

    OF THE PILGRIMS WHO WENT TO MONTEJURRA YESTERDAY FROM ALL OVER SPAIN, ABOUT 5,000 CLIMBED THE 3,000 FOOT (ABOUT 900 METRE) MOUNTAIN TO ATTEND MASS AT THE SHRINE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8URRF7H9H61QIK5K26FU0MT8F
    Media URN:
    VLVA8URRF7H9H61QIK5K26FU0MT8F
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/05/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:07:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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