• Short Summary

    POLIO VICTIMS WHO ARE MAKING A SPECIAL PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDES -- THE FAMOUS ROMAN CATHOLIC SHRINE OF REPUTED MIRACLE CURES -- PAID THEIR FIRST VISIT TO THE GROTTO YESTERDAY (MONDAY).

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    POLIO VICTIMS WHO ARE MAKING A SPECIAL PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDES -- THE FAMOUS ROMAN CATHOLIC SHRINE OF REPUTED MIRACLE CURES -- PAID THEIR FIRST VISIT TO THE GROTTO YESTERDAY (MONDAY).

    THE INVALIDS, NUMBERING ABOUT 180, ARRIVED ON SUNDAY BY A SPECIAL "TRAIN OF HOPE".THE JOURNEY, THE FIRST OF ITS KIND, COST GBP13,000 -- ALL RAISED BY PUBLIC SUBSCRIPTION.A LARGE TEAM OF DOCTORS, SPECIALISTS AND ATTENDANTS ACCOMPANIED THE POLIO VICTIMS.

    TWO OF THE CARRIAGES IN THE TRAIN WERE FITTED WITH ELECTRIC GENERATORS FOR 24 OF THE PILGRIMS WHO NEEDED ARTIFICIAL BREATHING APPARATUS.

    IT WAS A DEEPLY MOVING SIGHT AS THE POLIO VICTIMS -- LIKE THE COUNTLESS THOUSANDS BEFORE THEM -- WERE HELPED TO THE SHRINE TO PRAY FOR A MIRACLE CURE FROM THE HEALING WATER WHICH WELLS UP FROM A SPRING IN A ROCK AT THE SHRINE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAEY5L27PM5BSAHZ8SUIULSA0Q2
    Media URN:
    VLVAEY5L27PM5BSAHZ8SUIULSA0Q2
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/10/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:02:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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