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    LORD ALPORT SPEAKS TO PRESS AT GOVERNORS LODGE SALISBURY. ROGER HILLS ??? SPEAKS TO ALPORT.

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    CU. Lord Alport speaking & SCU. with interviewer at press conference



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    ALPORT: "...WHEN I CAME AS HIGH COMMISSIONER, I CAME IN MY EARNEST CONVICTION AS A FRIEND OF RHODESIA; WHEN I LEFT, I HAD THE REPUTATION OF BEING AN ENEMY. WHEN I CAME HERE ON THE SECOND OCCASION, I CAME HERE WITH A REPUTATION APPARENTLY OF BEING AN ENEMY OF RHODESIA. I HOPE THAT ON THIS OCCASION I CAN GO ON WITH THE REPUTATION OF BEING A FRIEND



    INTERVIEWER: YOU'VE BEEN HERE NOW FOR 3 WEEKS, ARE YOU GLAD YOU CAME ?



    ALPORT: I'M VERY GLAD INDEED THAT I CAME. WHAT THE CONSEQUENCE MAY BE, ONLY THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT & THOSE ASSOCIATED WITH THEM HERE CAN DECIDE, BUT AS FAR AS I'M CONCERNED, IT MEANS I'VE HAD AN OPPORTUNITY DURING THESE PAST FEW WEEKS OF NOT ONLY MEETING A VERY LARGE NUMBER OF OLD FRIENDS, BUT OF TAKING PART IN A VERY UNUSUAL POLITICAL EXPERIMENT ie. BRING SOMEBODY LIKE MYSELF FROM PRIVATE LIFE IN THE U.K. TO A SITUATION LIKE THIS TO TRY & ASSESS ACCURATELY & HONESTLY THE DIFFICULT POLITICAL PROBLEM. IT'S BEEN INSPIRING IN MANY WAYS BECAUSE ONE KNOWS SO MANY PEOPLE FROM DIFFERENT WALKS OF LIFE HERE .... MEN WHO HAVE, IN THEIR MODEST WAYS, BUILT UP RHODESIA; BLACK AND WHITE, THOSE WHO HAVE CONTRIBUTED POLITICAL LIFE, THOSE WHO HAVE CONTRIBUTED TO THE DEVELOPMENT OF INDUSTRY, & SO ON......IF THERE IS ANYTHING GOODWILL CAN DO PEACE & SECURITY, THIS IS SOMETHING WELL WORTH TRYING, TO TRY AND BRING AN HONOURABLE SETTLEMENT TO BRITAIN & RHODESIA.....I EXPECT TO SEE MR. WILSON & MR. BOWDEN ON MONDAY."




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    Background: LORD ALPORT SPEAKS TO PRESS AT GOVERNORS LODGE SALISBURY. ROGER HILLS ??? SPEAKS TO ALPORT.

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    Film ID:
    VLVACK6ZJBT8BHUQN5BDGW0A7ZQ0G
    Media URN:
    VLVACK6ZJBT8BHUQN5BDGW0A7ZQ0G
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/07/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:05:50:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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