As government leaders in both Britain and Rhodesia study the, as yet unpublished Pearce Report, there is mounting speculation about what moves the British Government will take if the report finds the majority of Rhodesians opposed to the settlement terms.
GVs Street scenes in Salisbury showing traffic and new buildings (6 shots)
Aerial Views warships off coast (2 shots)
GVs Beira port and nearby buildings (5 shots)
GVs Tanker Joana the fifth off coast (5 shots)
Caradon speaking at United Nations (SOUND ON FILM)
GV PAN and MVs unemployed workers (4 shots)
SVs Ministers arrive (5 shots)
GV & SVs Chrome ship and pickets (7 shots)
Salisbury street scenes; warships off coast (1966); port of Beira (1966); tanker "Joanna V" off coast at anchor (1966); Lord Caradon asking U.N. to authorise use of force to stop tankers (1966); black Rhodesians in unemployment queue; Commonwealth sanctions committee meeting in London; ship carrying Rhodesian chrome picketed in U.S.
LORD CARADON: "If the oil from these tankers, and others to follow, reaches Rhodesia, the oil embargo for which this Council called will be severally prejudiced. The illegal regime in Salisbury will be encouraged, the purposes so clearly stated and so widely accepted here in the United Nations will be most seriously frustrated."
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This Visnews library compilation shows some of the measures taken by the British Government to enforce trade sanctions, and some of its effects. It also shows street scenes in Salisbury giving every appearance of prosperity in the Rhodesian capital.
EDITORS - WE REFER YOU ALSO TO PROD 4868/72 WHICH DEALT WITH THE COMPILATION OF THE PEARCE REPORT AND WAS SERVICED 8 MAY 1972).
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Background: As government leaders in both Britain and Rhodesia study the, as yet unpublished Pearce Report, there is mounting speculation about what moves the British Government will take if the report finds the majority of Rhodesians opposed to the settlement terms.
One option open to the British Government is the renewal of sanctions against Rhodesia. An announcement about British intentions is expected in London on Tuesday (23 May).
Critics of Britain's handling of the Rhodesia question since the illegal Unilateral Declaration of Independence (UDI) in 1965 say that sanctions failed to achieve their objective. Figures produced both by the Rhodesian Government and by independent sources outside Rhodesia showed that after more than five years of sanctions, the country still has a viable economy.