• Short Summary

    BRITAIN'S COMMONWEALTH SECRETARY, MR. ARTHUR BOTTOMLEY, ARRIVED IN LUSAKA YESTERDAY (THURSDAY) TO ATTEND THE CELEBRATIONS?

  • Description

    BRITAIN'S COMMONWEALTH SECRETARY, MR. ARTHUR BOTTOMLEY, ARRIVED IN LUSAKA YESTERDAY (THURSDAY) TO ATTEND THE CELEBRATIONS MARKING THE BIRTH OF ZAMBIA -- THE FORMER BRITISH PROTECTORATE OF NORTHERN RHODESIA -- AS AN INDEPENDENT NATION.

    MR. BOTTOMLEY, RECENTLY APPOINTED IN BRITAIN'S NEW LABOUR GOVERNMENT, WAS MET AT THE AIRPORT BY DR. KENNETH KAUNDA, PRESIDENT DESIGNATE OF THE NEW REPUBLIC.

    THE COUNTRY BECOMES INDEPENDENT AT MIDNIGHT TONIGHT (FRIDAY) ENDING 60 YEARS OF BRITISH RULE FOR THE COUNTRY'S THREE AND A HALF MILLION PEOPLE.

    AT LEAST SIXTY-FOUR COUNTRIES WILL BE REPRESENTED AT TONIGHT'S CEREMONY WHEN THE UNION JACK WILL FLUTTER DOWN FOR THE LAST TIME AND BE REPLACED BY ZAMBIA'S EAGLE-EMBLAZONED FLAG OF RED, BLACK, ORANGE, AND GREEN.

    AN ESTIMATED GBP500,000 HAD BEEN SPENT ON THE NATION-WIDE INDEPENDENCE CELEBRATIONS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA21T4FU406JRSVVHVKRQKR6X3Z
    Media URN:
    VLVA21T4FU406JRSVVHVKRQKR6X3Z
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/10/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:39:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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