• Short Summary

    THE FINAL BREAK BETWEEN BRITAIN AND RHODESIAN SEEMS INEVITABLE FOLLOWING A BROAD HINT TONIGHT (JUNE 21) FROM PREMIER IAN SMITH THAT HE WOULD SEVER ALL LINKS WITH LONDON AND DECLARE A REPUBLIC ON NOVEMBER 11.

  • Description

    1.
    SV BASHFORD (CENTRE PARTY) ARRIVES
    0.13

    2.
    SCU PAN BASHFORD TO POLLING STATION
    0.16

    3.
    LV INTERIOR BASHFORD IN POLLING STATION
    0.19

    4.
    GV ZOOM TO CU WRITING RESULTS ON BLACKBOARD
    0.24

    5.
    GV CROWD LOOKS ON
    0.27

    6.
    CU MORE RESULTS ON BLACKBOARD (2 SHOTS)
    0.38

    7.
    CU SIGN: 'BROADCASTING HOUSE'
    0.40

    8.
    SCU INT. IAN SMITH ARRIVES
    0.45

    9.
    SCU IAN SMITH SPEAKS SOF STARTS "AS I HAVE SAID...." SOF ENDS: "....ANYTHING WRONG WITH THAT DATE." (GV PRESSMEN IN THE MIDDLE OF SOUND SEQUENCE)
    1.54


    TRANSCRIPT: SEQ. 9: SMITH: "I WAS HOPING FOR A STRONG MAJORITY AS A MESSAGE TO THE OUTSIDE WORLD AS TO WHAT THE MOOD IS IN RHODESIA TODAY, AND HOW DETERMINED WE ARE TO GET ON AND ATTEND TO THE AFFAIRS OF OUR COUNTRY OURSELVES. IT IS FOR THIS REASON THAT I AM PARTICULARLY HAPPY THE RHODESIANS RESPONDED AS THEY DID AND THAT THIS MESSAGE HAS NOW GONE OUT.



    "WE HAVEN'T ACTUALLY DECIDED THIS (DATE FOR PROCLAMATION OF REPUBLIC). IT'LL MEAN A FEW GUESSES. NO DOUBT YOU'VE GOT A REASONABLE GUESS YOURSELF. WE HAVEN'T OFFICIALLY MADE DECISION."



    (REPORTER SUGGESTS INAUDIBLY THAT NOVEMBER 11 WOULD BE THE DATE)



    "I FIND IT DIFFICULT TO FIND ANYTHING WRONG WITH THAT DATE."




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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: THE FINAL BREAK BETWEEN BRITAIN AND RHODESIAN SEEMS INEVITABLE FOLLOWING A BROAD HINT TONIGHT (JUNE 21) FROM PREMIER IAN SMITH THAT HE WOULD SEVER ALL LINKS WITH LONDON AND DECLARE A REPUBLIC ON NOVEMBER 11.

    THREE AND A HALF YEARS AFTER RHODESIA DECLARED ITSELF INDEPENDENT THE BULK OF ITS WHITE MINORITY POPULATION HAVE MADE CLEAR THEY WANT NO MORE OF BRITAIN BY VOTING FOR A REPUBLIC AND A NEW APARTHEID-STYLE CONSTITUTION.

    AFTER THE VICTORY FOR IAN SMITH'S GOVERNMENT, HE CALLED A PRESS CONFERENCE AND TOLD REPORTERS HE SAW NO PROSPECT OF RENEWED TALKS WITH BRITAIN.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVACP9FDUS47J944TMIUOXM8MC2U
    Media URN:
    VLVACP9FDUS47J944TMIUOXM8MC2U
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/06/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:53:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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