• Short Summary

    RHODESIA MOVED QUIETLY INTO THE FIFTH YEAR OF ITS SELF-PROCLAIMED INDEPENDENCE YESTERDAY WITH A MINIMUM OF CEREMONY AND FLAG-WAVING.

  • Description

    RHODESIA MOVED QUIETLY INTO THE FIFTH YEAR OF ITS SELF-PROCLAIMED INDEPENDENCE YESTERDAY WITH A MINIMUM OF CEREMONY AND FLAG-WAVING. THE CELEBRATIONS WERE HELD THE NIGHT BEFORE..... SCORES OF PRIVATE PARTIES, INDEPENDENCE DINNERS AND THE ANNUAL UDI BALL, ATTENDED BY PRIME MINISTER IAN SMITH.

    MR. SMITH RUNG IN THE FOURTH ANNIVERSARY OF UDI ON A REPLICA OF AMERICA'S LIBERTY BELL, CHEERED BY ABOUT 550 GUESTS, MANY FROM SOUTH AFRICA AND THE UNITED STATES.

    IN AN INTERVIEW PUBLISHED THE FOLLOWING DAY IN THE RHODESIA HERALD, MR. SMITH SAID THERE COULD BE NO GOING BACK AND THAT THE REST OF THE WORLD WOULD HAVE TO ACCEPT RHODESIA IN ITS NEW FORM.

    EARLY NEXT YEAR, THE REMAINING LINKS WITH RHODESIA'S PAST AND WITH THE BRITISH CROWN WILL BE CUT BY A NEW CONSTITUTION CREATING A REPUBLICAN NATION. A PRESIDENT WILL REPLACE QUEEN ELIZABETH AS HEAD OF STATE.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA26OOZ55XZSLL7M873PXHO6IFP
    Media URN:
    VLVA26OOZ55XZSLL7M873PXHO6IFP
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/11/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:08:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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