Following the rioting which began July 24 in Bulawayo, Southern Rhodesia, troop reinforcements were rushed in by air to restore order.
LV PAN..African troops leave aircraft and form up.
SV Rhodesians troops step from plane.
LV Rhodesians march off.
SV Africans march off.
SV Troops enter Bulawayo.
SV PAN..Rhodesians look at wreckage of bear hall.
SV Crates piled outside beer hall.
LV Wrecked shops.
SV PAN.. Int.. Wreckage of cinema.
SV PAN.. Wrecked row of shops.
SV PAN.. Int.. Wreckage of bank.
SV Rhodesian pokes among burnt rubble.
SV Overturned safe in bank.
SV Troops and police around houses.
SV Troops guard streets.
RV Policeman enters house.
SV Troops and police moving from house to house,
SV Troops and police escort Rhodesian carrying parcels through streets.
LV PAN..Crowd watch.
SCU Troops and police investigate pile of loot taken from empty house.
SV PAN..Troops relax around fire.
SV Troops patrolling streets.
SV Soldier with megaphone directing traffic.
GV Street scene.
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Background: Following the rioting which began July 24 in Bulawayo, Southern Rhodesia, troop reinforcements were rushed in by air to restore order. By July 27 the city streets were describe as a scene of "appalling devastation".
The troops - a mixed force of European and Africans - brought stability, and an estimated 90 percent of the labor force was reported to have returned to work, ignoring a call to stay on strike.
Soldiers stood guard at points throughout the city while others made a house search for loot taken during the riots, and for intimidators trying to keep Africans away from work.
Deaths since July 24 were officially estimated at 13 Africans - 6 of them died when police opened fire, and the other 7 were killed by Europeans shooting - in the official phrase - "in defence of their lives and property."
Full extent of the damage to property was estimated provisionallay at GBP100,000. Shops, banks and post offices were among the buildings wrecked. Vehicles were set on fire, and looters stripped the shops of their stocks.
Bulawayo's riots followed the arrest of Southern Rhodesian nationalist leaders, a ban on political meetings and African rioting in the capital, Salisbury. Housing and employment conditions in Bulawayo are hold as having aggravated the situation.