40,000 soldiers and their wounded comrades attend mass congregation at Lourdes.
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MS A procession of soldiers carry their wounded on stretchers as part of the five thousand soldiers from 17 nations taking part in the 8th International Military Pilgrimage to Lourdes on . MS Nurses and soldiers wheel disabled soldiers in wheel chairs. LS Pan across the gathering in front of the Grotto in Lourdes.
LS Lourdes Cathedral, pan down to the mass congregation of 40,000 gathered for the pontifical ceremony. Monseigneur Theos, the Bishop of Lourdes, leads the ceremony on the Esplanade du Rosaire. GV Thousands of torchlights are lit at gathering in Lourdes at night.
Note: Date on original record: 31/05/1965. Other names mentioned on the file as present include "de Lattre de Tassigny, Giraud, General Mass / Massu and General Ailleret.