• Short Summary

    MR.IAN SMITH, THE RHODESIAN PRIME MINISTER, DECLARED TODAY (SATURDAY) THAT WHITE RHODESIANS WOULD RATHER GO?

  • Description

    MR.IAN SMITH, THE RHODESIAN PRIME MINISTER, DECLARED TODAY (SATURDAY) THAT WHITE RHODESIANS WOULD RATHER GO DOWN FIGHTING "RATHER THAN CRAWL ON THEIR HANDS AND KNEES" IF THEY HAD TO GET OUT OF THEIR COUNTRY.HE WAS SPEAKING AT PRESS CONFERENCE AT WHICH HE SPOKE ABOUT THE BREAK-DOWN IN TALKS WITH THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT OVER INDEPENDENCE FOR THE TERRITORY.

    HE DECLARED THAT DURING THE TALKS THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT HAD MADE NO ATTEMPT TO MEET RHODESIA ON ITS INDEPENDENCE DEMANDS.MR.SMITH OUTLINED HIS GOVERNMENT'S POSITION ON THE FIVE BASIC PRINCIPLES BRITAIN HAD INSISTED ON BEFORE INDEPENDENCE COULD BE GRANTED.HE SAID IT WAS UNTRUE THAT RHODESIA WAS NOT PREPARED TO MAKE CONCESSIONS ON THE FIRST FOUR.ON THE FIFTH - THAT INDEPENDENCE SHOULD BE ACCEPTABLE FOR ALL RHODESIANS - THERE WAS VERY LITTLE DISCUSSION.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1ZIG7JDEW3CEJP462Y6CKTQEG
    Media URN:
    VLVA1ZIG7JDEW3CEJP462Y6CKTQEG
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/10/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:03:19:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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