• Short Summary

    LAST WEEKEND SAW CAMPAIGNING IN THE CONSTITUENCY OF ARUNDEL, SALISBURY, REACH A PEAK AS THE DEPUTY PRIME MINISTER OF SOUTHERN RHODESIA, MR.

  • Description

    1.
    GV PAN. UNIVERSITY COLLEGE SALISBURY
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    2.
    LV HOUSES IN RESIDENTIAL AREA (2 SHOTS)
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    3.
    LV ELECTION POSTERS
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    4.
    CU SIGN "RHODESIA PARTY ARUNDEL COMMITTEE ROOM"
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    5.
    CU POSTER "SAVE OUR COUNTRY VOTE RHODESIA PARTY"
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    6.
    CU SIGN"RHODESIAN FRONT ARUNDEL CONSTITUENCY OFFICE"
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    7.
    CU COMMITTEE ROOMS RHODESIAN FRONT
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    8.
    LV HOUSE
    0.36

    9.
    SV CLIFFORD DUPONT SEATED IN GARDEN SPEAKS TO TWO WOMEN
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    10.
    SV & CU DITTO
    0.47

    11.
    GV SIR ROY WELENSKY SPEAKS TO PEOPLE AT GARDEN MEETING
    0.51

    12.
    LV & CU WELENSKY SPEAKS
    0.59

    13.
    SV MAN ASKS QUESTION
    1.02

    14.
    CU PEOPLE CLAP
    1.05

    15.
    SV & CU WELENSKY IN GARDEN SPEAKS
    1.13



    Initials DE/V/JH/JM JRG/S/JH/PC



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    Background: LAST WEEKEND SAW CAMPAIGNING IN THE CONSTITUENCY OF ARUNDEL, SALISBURY, REACH A PEAK AS THE DEPUTY PRIME MINISTER OF SOUTHERN RHODESIA, MR. CLIFFORD DUPONT, AND THE "GRAND OLD MAN OF SOUTHERN RHODESIAN POLITICS", SIR ROY WELENSKY, VIED FOR THE SUPPORT OF VOTERS IN A BY-ELECTION THAT COULD WELL BE CRUCIAL TO THE FUTURE OF THE COUNTRY. POLLING TAKES PLACE THIS THURSDAY (OCTOBER 1ST).

    THE OUTCOME OF THE ELECTION COULD DECIDE WHETHER OR NOT THE PRIME MINISTER, MR. IAN SMITH, DECLARES UNILATERAL INDEPENDENCE FOR SOUTHERN RHODESIA.

    SIR ROY, WHO WAS PRIME MINISTER OF THE FORMER CENTRAL AFRICAN FEDERATION, HAS RETURNED FROM RETIREMENT TO FROM THE RHODESIA PARTY. IN THE PRINCIPLES HE HAS SET FORWARD AS THE BASIS OF PARTY POLICY, SIR ROY EMPHASISES HIS BELIEF THAT SOUTHERN RHODESIA SHOULD ACHIEVE "SOVEREIGN INDEPENDENCE BY NEGOTIATION, REMAINING IN THE COMMONWEALTH, AND RETAINING MEMBERSHIP OF THE STERLING AREA". THE ONLY OCCASION ON WHICH SOUTHERN RHODESIA SHOULD DECLARE UNILATERAL INDEPENDENCE, SIR ROY FEELS WOULD BE IF BRITAIN EITHER INTERFERED IN THE INTERNAL POLITICS OF THE COUNTRY, OR FAILED TO UPHOLD THE SOUTHERN RHODESIAN CONSTITUTION AT THE UNITED NATIONS."
    MR. CLIFFORD DUPONT HAS RESIGNED A SAFE SEAT TO CONTEST THIS ELECTION, WHICH HE, AND THE RULING RHODESIA FRONT PARTY, FEEL IS OF UTMOST IMPORTANCE. IN AN EXHAUSTIVE CAMPAIGN, MR. DUPONT HAS CALLED ON HUNDREDS OF CONSTITUENTS EMPHASISING HIS BELIEF THAT SOUTHERN RHODESIA WILL BE THE NEXT TO FEEL THE "COMMUNIST" ATTACK IN AFRICA. HE BELIEVES THAT BLACK NATIONALISM IS THE BIGGEST EXTERNAL THREAT. ATTACKING HIS OPPONENT DIRECTLY, MR. DUPONT SAYS THAT SIR ROY WELENSKY IS TRYING TO SABOTAGE NATIONAL UNITY AT A TIME OF NATIONAL CRISIS.

    THE CONSTITUENCY OF ARUNDEL IS A PROSPEROUS PART OF SALISBURY - WITH LARGE BUNGALOWS SURROUNDED BY LARGE, SOMETIMES ELABORATELY LANDSCAPED, GARDENS. THE TOTAL ALL-EUROPEAN ELECTORATE NUMBERS A MERE 2,242 AND FROM THIS EITHER CANDIDATE FACES A STERN TASK TO DRAW A MAJORITY.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAE6ZI6RKRQAZ87QVI4NVZI8ZJF
    Media URN:
    VLVAE6ZI6RKRQAZ87QVI4NVZI8ZJF
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/09/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:13:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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