• Short Summary

    THE PRIME MINISTER OF SOUTHERN RHODESIA, MR. IAN SMITH YESTERDAY (SATURDAY) TOOK THE SALUTE AT?

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    LV SMITH ARRIVES.
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    2.
    SV SMITH REVIEWS EUROPEAN POLICE.
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    3.
    CU AFRICAN POLICE.
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    4.
    SV SMITH REVIEWS WOMEN POLICE.
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    5.
    CU DITTO.
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    6.
    ANGLE V PLANES FLY OVER.
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    7.
    LV ARMOURED CARS DRIVE PAST.
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    8.
    LV PAN DITTO.
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    9.
    CU SMITH ON DAIS.
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    10.
    SV AFRICAN POLICE MARCH PAST.
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    11.
    GV MARCH PAST CONTINUES.
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    Background: THE PRIME MINISTER OF SOUTHERN RHODESIA, MR. IAN SMITH YESTERDAY (SATURDAY) TOOK THE SALUTE AT A PARADE MARKING THE TWENTY-FIFTH ANNIVERSARY OF THE FOUNDING OF THE SOUTHERN RHODESIAN POLICE RESERVE FORCE. MR. SMITH ALSO INSPECTED A SMALL SECTION OF THE THIRTY-THOUSAND STRONG FORCE.

    THE RESERVE FORCE HAS PLAYED AN IMPORTANT PART IN CONTROLLING POLITICAL DEMONSTRATIONS IN RHODESIA IN RECENT WEEKS. ONE SECTION OF THE FORCE -- AN AIRBORNE DIVISION WHICH HAS FREQUENTLY BEEN USED IN CONTROLLING LARGE POLITICAL DEMONSTRATIONS -- STAGED A FLY-PAST DURING THE CEREMONY.

    (MR. SMITH'S APPEARANCE AT THE PARADE CAME THE DAY AFTER A STATEMENT ON SOUTHERN RHODESIAN INDEPENDENCE HAD BEEN RELEASED FROM THE PRIME MINISTER'S OFFICE. THE STATEMENT SAID THAT CONTRARY TO OPINIONS BEING VOICED IN THE BRITISH PRESS THE SOUTHERN RHODESIAN GOVERNMENT "IS NOT WEAKENING IN ANY WAY WHATSOEVER ON THE MATTER OF INDEPENDENCE". MR. SMITH DESCRIBES AS "COMPLETELY MISINFORMED" RECENT BRITISH PRESS STATEMENTS THAT THE AMENDMENT TO THE OPPOSITION MOTION OF NO CONFIDENCE DID IN FACT REPRESENT A GOVERNMENT "CLIMB DOWN" ON THE INDEPENDENCE ISSUE.)

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    Film ID:
    VLVA2XGAC57KPWDILX78YUFFXDLL2
    Media URN:
    VLVA2XGAC57KPWDILX78YUFFXDLL2
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    02/08/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:43:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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