• Short Summary

    TONIGHT (TUESDAY) AT MIDNIGHT, AS A NEW YEAR IS BORN, SO WILL DIE THE 10-YEAR-OLD FEDERATION OF RHODESIA AND NYASALAND.

  • Description

    1.
    TV PAN.. OVER VICTORIA FALLS
    0.15

    2.
    GV NORTH RHODESIAN CUSTOMS POST, PAN TO ROAD
    0.20

    3.
    GV PAN.. FROM CUSTOMS POST TO HOUSE
    0.27

    4.
    GV PAN OVER.. LAKE KARIBA TO DAM
    0.38

    5.
    LV WATER POURS FROM DAM
    0.43

    6.
    TV DITTO
    0.48

    7.
    GV PAN ALONG.. FALL OF WATER TO LAKE
    0.57

    8.
    GV MEN ERECT CUSTOMS SIGN
    1.04

    9.
    SV SIGNS BESIDE UNFINISHED CUSTOMS POST
    1.08

    10.
    GV CHIRUNDU BRIDGE PAN.. TO RIVER
    1.18

    11.
    GV ZOOM FROM BRIDGE TO SIGN 'ZAMBEZI RIVER'
    1.25

    12.
    GV CUSTOMS POST AND FLAG FLYING
    1.28

    13.
    GV CAR CROSSES BRIDGE PAN TO CUSTOMS POST
    1.36



    Initials IT/S/AW/GH IT/S/AW/PC



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: TONIGHT (TUESDAY) AT MIDNIGHT, AS A NEW YEAR IS BORN, SO WILL DIE THE 10-YEAR-OLD FEDERATION OF RHODESIA AND NYASALAND. ITS DISSOLUTION, DECIDED AT VICTORIA FALLS ONLY LAST JULY, POSED MANY NEW PROBLEMS: POLITICAL, ECONOMIC AND ... WHO OWNS THE VICTORIA FALLS?
    ONE OF AFRICA'S GREATEST SPECTACLES, THE MILE-LONG FALLS HAVE, IN FACT, BEEN DIVIDED EQUALLY BETWEEN NORTHERN AND SOUTHERN RHODESIA; BUT ONLY AFTER A HARD-FOUGHT BATTLE BETWEEN THE TWO GOVERNMENTS. TO MAKE IT EASIER FOR TOURISTS - TENS OF THOUSANDS OF WHOM VISIT THE AREA EACH YEAR - BOTH GOVERNMENTS HAVE ALSO AGREED TO OPERATE A "RELAXED" POLICY OF CUSTOMS AND IMMIGRATION CONTROL ON THE NEW BORDERS.

    ANOTHER PROBLEM OF "WHO OWNS WHAT?" CONCERNED LAKE KARIBA, THE WORLD'S BIGGEST MAN-MADE LAKE AND AFRICA'S LARGEST HYDRO-ELECTRIC SCHEME. OPENED BY QUEEN ELIZABETH THE QUEEN MOTHER IN 1960, IT HAS ALREADY COST SOME GBP80 MILLION. ITS FURTHER DEVELOPMENT AND OPERATION WILL NOW BE CONTINUED UNDER A SINGLE AUTHORITY REPRESENTING BOTH COUNTRIES.

    THE LAKE ITSELF, HOWEVER, IS BEING ROUGHLY DIVIDED IN HALF IN A TERRITORIAL TRUCE. THIS ALSO APPLIES TO THE MIGHTY ZAMBEZI RIVER. IT'S SPLIT - RIGHT DOWN THE MIDDLE.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAC3QIH1E3OKSZBIH088VGMBFAH
    Media URN:
    VLVAC3QIH1E3OKSZBIH088VGMBFAH
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    31/12/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:36:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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