• Short Summary

    In Salisbury, the capital of white minority ruled Rhodesia, it is hard to find outward signs that the country is fighting for its survival.

  • Description

    1.
    GV Sign on hillside 'Welcome to Umtali'
    0.02

    2.
    CU Cacti PAN TO GV truck along road (2 shots)
    0.22

    3.
    GV Army trucks along road
    0.34

    4.
    MV Farm workers on tractor being overtaken by armoured cars
    0.43

    5.
    LV PULL BACK TO GV City of Umtali
    0.50

    6.
    GV Main street of Umtali
    0.53

    7.
    MV Army landrover down road
    0.58

    8.
    CU PAN Black workers digging up road (2 shots)
    1.07

    9.
    MVs Black and white shoppers (3 shots)
    1.23

    10.
    MV Girls on bike PAN TO sign showing "World Record Swim for Terrorists' Victims' Relief Fund"
    1.28

    11.
    CU Soldier PAN TO girl in swimming pool
    1.34

    12.
    CU Girls watching (3 shots)
    1.42

    13.
    CU Girl undresses
    1.47

    14.
    CU Girl swimming PAN TO girl diving into pool
    1.54

    15.
    MV Girl gets out of pool
    2.00

    16.
    MV Girl swimming PULL BACK TO GV
    2.05

    17.
    MV Soldiers walking down main street
    2.10

    18.
    MV PAN Troops guarding crossing (2 shots)
    2.18

    19.
    MV Black soldiers down street and into building
    2.26



    Initials BB/1930



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: In Salisbury, the capital of white minority ruled Rhodesia, it is hard to find outward signs that the country is fighting for its survival. But Umtali, the country's third city, which is much nearer Mozambique, came under rocket and mortar attack from over the border recently and there is a general feeling in the town that the fight has already begun.

    SYNOPSIS: The welcome sign doesn't apply to Frelimo guerrillas from neighbouring Mozambique -- and to make the point clear most of the traffic along the roads to the traffic along the roads to the border is Rhodesian army vehicles looking for intruders. The troops know that they will not see much. Most of the men filtering through from Mozambique keep away from the roads except to lay mines, but Umtali's horizons are bounded in every direction by mountains and without these patrols the roads could quite easily be cut.

    Guerrillas ambushed an armed convoy and launched further rocket and mortar attacks on Rhodesian tea estates from Mozambique, a Rhodesian government communique said on Wednesday (18 August). The attacks like that on Umtali earlier in the week, are probably in revenge for the Rhodesian raid on a Nationalist guerrilla camp in Mozamibique last Sunday (15 August). The Rhodesians reported more than 340 people killed in the operation.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA7U663Z4RA3JVJU4HEH9YIK6C6
    Media URN:
    VLVA7U663Z4RA3JVJU4HEH9YIK6C6
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/08/1976
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:26:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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