• Short Summary

    British Foreign Secretary Sir Alec Douglas-Home on Thursday (18 November) conferred with top executives of the ruling Rhodesian Front in Salisbury.

  • Description

    1.
    GV & MV Mirimba House (3 shots)
    0.10

    2.
    GV & MV & SCU Douglas-Home & members of the Rhodesian Front talking to Mr Frost (3 shots)
    0.24

    3.
    MV PAN Party down steps towards newsmen
    0.35

    4.
    SV Sir Alec & Mr Frost talking to members of Front
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    5.
    BV Ditto
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    SCU PAN Ditto
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    7.
    MV Party up steps to Mirimba House
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    Initials SGM/1757 SGM/1810



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: British Foreign Secretary Sir Alec Douglas-Home on Thursday (18 November) conferred with top executives of the ruling Rhodesian Front in Salisbury. Sir Alec as head of the British negotiating team, was continuing to sound representative opinion of Britain's
    Rhodesia independence issue settlement proposals.

    The Rhodesian Front leaders, led by national Chairman Desmond Frost, refused to discuss the talks us they left Marimba House, the former home of British Nigh Commissioners to Rhodesia and now the headquarters of Sir Alec's negotiating team.

    SYNOPSIS: Talks on the Rhodesian independence issue continued in Salisbury on Thursday when British Foreign Secretary Sir Alec Douglas-Home met leading executives of the ruling Rhodesian Front. Both Sir Alec and the Front leaders refused to discuss the talks when they emerged from Mirimba House -- the former residence of British High Commissioners to Rhodesia and now headquarters for the British negotiating team -- to be photographed by newsmen.

    The Rhodesian Front delegation, led by national Chairman Mr Desmond Frost, was comprised of divisional party chairman. When the delegation left Mirimba House after the 70-minutes session of talks, a typewritten statement was issued to reporters, saying that the discussions had centred around the party's principles.

    Observers later speculated that the talks had been testing for Sir Alec's team, adding that the party's principles had run in direct conflict with the five points laid down by the British for a settlement with use Smith Government.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAE9HWL59EJDSE9EWM3R9PVVJG7
    Media URN:
    VLVAE9HWL59EJDSE9EWM3R9PVVJG7
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/11/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:58:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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