• Short Summary

    On the second day of the 12th Annual Wankie Show in Rhodesia on Saturday (19 August), E-Company members of the First Battalion Rhodesian African Rifles staged a mock battle in the middle of the arena.

  • Description

    1.
    GV Troops leaving trucks and lining up
    0.11

    2.
    MV ZOOM IN TO SV..crowd
    0.16

    3.
    GV & MV Troops engaged in mock battle as crowds watch and cheer (5 shots)
    0.54

    4.
    GROUND TO AIR..light aircraft overhead (2 shots)
    1.05

    5.
    MV Crowd
    1.10

    6.
    GV PAN..Helicopter approaches arena and lands
    1.26

    7.
    MV Crowd
    1.31

    8.
    GV & SV Mortars fired (2 shots)
    1.39

    9.
    GV PAN..troops firing guns and advancing (2 shots)
    1.57



    Initials ES. 1220 ES. 1245



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: On the second day of the 12th Annual Wankie Show in Rhodesia on Saturday (19 August), E-Company members of the First Battalion Rhodesian African Rifles staged a mock battle in the middle of the arena. A light aircraft and helicopter joined in the battle, which included troop advances using automatic weapons and mortar-fire. The Battalion makes up part of the defence force which guards Rhodesian borders against terrorist infiltration. Wankie is close to the Zambian, border and lies within a "defence belt".

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA2TXQQ2YC8FL3G80VCM1OPOO5D
    Media URN:
    VLVA2TXQQ2YC8FL3G80VCM1OPOO5D
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/08/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:56:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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