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    SIR HUMPHREY GIBBS - THE MAN RECOGNISED AS THE ONLY LEGAL AUTHORITY IN RHODESIA BY MOST COUNTRIES - ON THURSDAY READ HIS CHRISTMAS MESSAGE TO A CROWD OF NEWSMEN AT GOVERNMENT HOUSE IN SALISBURY.

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    GOVERNMENT HOUSE WITH THE UNION JACK FLYING, CHRISTMAS CARDS FROM THE ROYAL FAMILY IN GOVERNMENT HOUSE, AND SIR HUMPHREY SPEAKING TO NEWSMEN.




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    Background: SIR HUMPHREY GIBBS - THE MAN RECOGNISED AS THE ONLY LEGAL AUTHORITY IN RHODESIA BY MOST COUNTRIES - ON THURSDAY READ HIS CHRISTMAS MESSAGE TO A CROWD OF NEWSMEN AT GOVERNMENT HOUSE IN SALISBURY. AT THE SAME TIME HE SHOWED CHRISTMAS CARDS WHICH HE AND HIS WIFE HAVE RECEIVED FROM MEMBERS OF THE BRITISH ROYAL FAMILY. THE GOVERNMENT OF MR. IAN SMITH NO LONGER RECOGNISES SIR HUMPHREY AS THE GOVERNOR OF THE COUNTRY - AND HIS MESSAGE WAS NOT RELAYED TO THE PEOPLE OF RHODESIA.

    NEWSMEN VISITING GOVERNMENT HOUSE IN SALISBURY SAW CHRISTMAS CARDS FROM QUEEN ELIZABETH AND THE DUKE OF EDINBURGH, AND ONE FROM QUEEN ELIZABETH, THE QUEEN MOTHER.

    IN HIS CHRISTMAS MESSAGE, SIR HUMPHREY REMINDED HIS LISTENERS THAT HE REMAINED THE LEGAL GOVERNOR OF RHODESIA. HE SAID: "I HOPE AND PRAY THAT I MAY BE ABLE TO HELP OUR COUNTRY RETURN TO CONSTITUTIONAL GOVERNMENT AND TRUE LOYALTY TO HER MAJESTY THE QUEEN."
    (MR. IAN SMITH HAS ALSO ISSUED HIS CHRISTMAS MESSAGE. HE SAID THAT DURING THE PAST FEW WEEKS HE HAD RECEIVED MORE THAN A THOUSAND CHRISTMAS CARDS FROM MANY PARTS OF THE WORLD AND THAT HE WAS DEEPLY TOUCHED BY THE MESSAGES OF GOOD WILL AND ENCOURAGEMENT THEY CONTAINED.)

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    Film ID:
    VLVA7CCGFBVKRJ1S1KW02I7HLZISX
    Media URN:
    VLVA7CCGFBVKRJ1S1KW02I7HLZISX
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/12/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:07:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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