• Short Summary

    RHODESIANS HAVE BEEN WARNED THAT THEY MAY HAVE TO PUT UP WITH SOME HARDSHIPS FOLLOWING WIDESPREAD ECONOMIC CURBS IMPOSED BY OTHER NATIONS.

  • Description

    RHODESIANS HAVE BEEN WARNED THAT THEY MAY HAVE TO PUT UP WITH SOME HARDSHIPS FOLLOWING WIDESPREAD ECONOMIC CURBS IMPOSED BY OTHER NATIONS. BUT IN THE CAPITAL SALISBURY THERE WAS AN AIR OF PROSPERITY YESTERDAY (SATURDAY) AS SHOPPERS SEARCHED FOR CHRISTMAS GIFTS. MEANWHILE, SPECIAL POSTAGE HAVE BEEN ISSUED MARKING THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE. BRITAIN IS AMONG THE COUNTRIES THAT HAVE REFUSED TO RECOGNISE THEM.

    CHRISTMAS IN SALISBURY LOOKS AS THOUGH IT IS NOT GOING TO BE VERY DIFFERENT FROM CHRISTMAS IN OTHER PARTS OF THE WORLD. IT IS A TIME FOR THE GIVING OF GIFTS - AND CONSEQUENTLY A JOY TO ALL CHILDREN. THE ANTICIPATION OF CHRISTMAS IS ALMOST AS MUCH FUN AS THE ACTUAL DAY FOR MOST YOUNGSTERS - AND HUNDREDS OF CHILDREN WERE WITH THEIR PARENTS IN SALISBURY SHOPS THIS WEEK GAZING AT THE SHELVES FULL OF TOYS, BOOKS, AND BRIGHTLY COLOURED DECORATIONS. THERE IS NONE OF THE TENSION WHICH USUALLY TYPIFIES A CITY IN THE EYE OF A CRISIS.

    MEANWHILE HUNDREDS OF CHRISTMAS CARDS ARE BEING SENT OUT OF RHODESIA BEARING SPECIALLY ISSUED TO CELEBRATE THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE. THEY WENT ON SALE EARLY IN THE WEEK AND WERE 'RAPIDLY SOLD IN POST OFFICES THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY. THE STAMPS HAVE A PORTRAIT OF QUEEN ELIZABETH AND THE WORDS " INDEPENDENCE - 11TH NOV. 1965".

    THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT HAS MADE IT CLEAR THAT THE RHODESIAN STAMPS WILL NOT BE RECOGNISED IN THE UNITED KINGDOM. ANY LETTERS DELIVERED IN BRITAIN BEARING THE STAMPS WILL BE SURCHARGED - THE EXTRA FEE BEING PAYABLE BY THE RECIPIENT.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA2PZ2YXCTVNR9T4SA2BP7UXSJX
    Media URN:
    VLVA2PZ2YXCTVNR9T4SA2BP7UXSJX
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/12/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:24:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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