• Short Summary

    WORK WAS GOING ON IN SALISBURY TODAY (FRIDAY) TO PREPARE A NEW RESIDENCE FOR MR CLIFFORD DUPONT, APPOINTED BY MR.

  • Description

    1.
    LV SMALL QUEUE OUTSIDE MR. DUPONT'S OFFICE BEFORE OPENING
    0.03

    2.
    SV PAN..DITTO
    0.11

    3.
    LV SMALL QUEUE
    0.14

    4.
    SV INT. FIRST MAN SIGNS BOOK
    0.25

    5.
    SV LARGER QUEUE
    0.27

    6.
    SCU FIRST MAN ANSWERS QUESTION (SOF) WOMAN MOVES UP TO ANSWER SAME QUESTION
    1.27

    7.
    SV ANOTHER WOMAN ANSWERS SAME QUESTION
    1.35

    8.
    SV ANOTHER WOMAN REPLIES TO QUESTION
    1.40

    9.
    SV MAN REPLIES TO QUESTION
    1.48

    10.
    SCU ANOTHER MAN REPLIES TO QUESTION
    2.08

    11.
    SV QUEUE OUTSIDE OFFICE
    2.11


    TRANSCRIPT: MAN: "WELL, I'M GOING TO SIGN THE BOOK FOR SEVERAL REASONS. THE MAIN REASON IS TO PLEDGE MY LOYALTY TO HER MAJESTY, THE QUEEN AND TO SIGNIFY ALSO THAT WE RHODESIANS ARE, AS NEVER BEFORE, MORE UNITED, AND THIS IS A GESTURE WHICH I AM SURE HER MAJESTY THE QUEEN WILL APPRECIATE.



    INTERVIEWER: "WHAT DO YOU THINK OF SIR HUMPHREY GIBBS BEHAVIOUR?"



    MAN: "I THINK EXCELLENT......"



    INTERVIEWER: "EXCELLENT."



    MAN: "I REALLY DO....."



    INTERVIEWER: "THANK YOU."



    MAN: "HE COULDN'T DO OTHERWISE, HE HAD A JOB TO DO, A VERY DIFFICULT JOB TO DO AND I REALLY FELT SORRY FOR THE GENTLEMAN."



    INTERVIEWER: "THANK YOU."



    (A WOMAN COMES UP)



    INTERVIEWER: "MAY I ASK YOU WHY YOU ARE GOING IN TO SIGN THE BOOK?"



    WOMAN: "WELL, I THINK THAT ALL RHODESIANS SHOULD GO IN AND IN A SENSE REPLEDGING OUR LOYALTY TO MR. SMITH AND ALSO THE QUEEN."



    INTERVIEWER: "AND COULD I ASK YOU TO COMMENT ON SIR HUMPHREY GIBBS?"



    WOMAN: "WELL, I THINK HE HAS MADE RATHER A PATHETIC FIGURE OF HIMSELF AND IT'S RATHER A PITY."



    (ANOTHER WOMAN)



    INTERVIEWER: "WHY DID YOU SIGN THE BOOK?"



    WOMAN: "TO SHOW MY LOYALTY TO THE QUEEN AND MY ADMIRATION AND BACKING FOR THE GOVERNMENT WE HAVE GOT TODAY."



    (ANOTHER)



    WOMAN: " I WELCOME THE OPPORTUNITY TO AFFIRM MY LOYALTY TO THE QUEEN AND TO THE GOVERNMENT."



    (A MAN)



    MAN: "WELL I THINK IT IS IMPORTANT THAT WE IDENTIFY OURSELVES WITH THE GOVERNMENT AT THE MOMENT AS A PEOPLE - AND ALSO LOYALTY TO THE QUEEN OF RHODESIA."



    (ANOTHER MAN)



    MAN: "TO AFFIRM MY LOYALTY TO OUR QUEEN."



    INTERVIEWER: "MERELY THAT?"



    MAN: "MERELY THAT AND ALSO TO SUPPORT THE FACT THAT THE QUEEN IS SOVEREIGN OF RHODESIA AND NOT NECESSARILY THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT."



    INTERVIEWER: "IS THIS ALSO AN INDICATION THAT YOU FEEL THE GOVERNMENT SHOULD HAVE TAKEN "U.D.I."



    MAN: "WELL, PUT IT LIKE THIS, NOW THAT IT HAS BEEN DECLARED, I FULLY SUPPORT IT."




    Initials RM/V/MR/OS



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: WORK WAS GOING ON IN SALISBURY TODAY (FRIDAY) TO PREPARE A NEW RESIDENCE FOR MR CLIFFORD DUPONT, APPOINTED BY MR. IAN SMITH AS ACTING OFFICER ADMINISTERING THE GOVERNMENT TO REPLACE SIR HUMPHREY GIBBS, THE GOVERNOR. MEANWHILE, PEOPLE HAVE BEEN CONTINUING TO CALL AT THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL OFFICES TO SIGN MR. DUPONT'S VISITORS' BOOK.

    MR. DUPONT, DEPUTY PRIME MINISTER IN MR. SMITH'S GOVERNMENT, WAS APPOINTED LAST WEDNESDAY TO TAKE OVER THE POWERS OF SIR HUMPHREY, WHO HAS STEADFASTLY REFUSED TO RELINQUISH HIS POWERS. MR. SMITH SAID OVER RHODESIAN RADIO TODAY THAT SIR HUMPHREY HAD BEEN RECEIVING THREATENING LETTERS, AND WARNED THAT HIS REGIME WOULD TAKE ACTIO AGAINST ANYONE WHO DID THIS.

    A NUMBER OF THOSE WHO LINED UP TO SIGN MR. DUPONT'S VISITORS' BOOK YESTERDAY WERE ASKED BY AN INTERVIEWER WHY THEY WERE DOING IT...

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA1SB94YTE6ZMFJM6FQFHPGEXUJ
    Media URN:
    VLVA1SB94YTE6ZMFJM6FQFHPGEXUJ
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/11/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:11:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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