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    THE END OF AN ERA -- TEN YEARS OF THE RHODESIA NYASALAND FEDERATION. AND A?

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    THE END OF AN ERA -- TEN YEARS OF THE RHODESIA NYASALAND FEDERATION. AND A FAREWELL BY THE FEDERAL ARMY TO THE PRIME MINISTER, SIR ROY WELLENSKY.

    YESTERDAY'S (SUNDAY) PARADE IN SALISBURY BROUGHT TOGETHER FOR THE FIRST AND LAST TIME UNITS REPRESENTING EVERY PART OF THE ARMY. AT THE END OF THE MONTH IT IS TO BE DIVIDED AMONG THE THREE TERRITORIES.

    SOME 15,000 PEOPLE WATCHED THE CEREMONY. THEY WERE MOSTLY EUROPEANS AND FORMED ONE OF THE LARGEST CROWDS SEEN IN SALISBURY FOR YEARS.

    IN HIS FAREWELL ADDRESS TO THE ARMY, SIR ROY REFERRED TO WHAT HE CALLED A "BLATANT LIE" THAT THE FEDERATION'S FORCES CONSTITUTED A THREAT TO PEACE IN AFRICA. " IT WAS NO PART OF MY GOVERNMENT'S THINKING THAT ITS ARMED FORCES SHOULD BE USED AS AN INSTRUMENT OF AGGRESSION," HE SAID.

    HE RECALLED THAT HIS GOVERNMENT HAD BEEN CRITICISED FOR EXCESSIVE DEFENCE EXPENDITURE IN THE PAST. "AS A MEMBER OF THE COMMONWEALTH WE CONSIDERED WE HAD A PART TO PLAY IN THAT COMMONWEALTH'S DEFENCE."
    DURING THE CEREMONY THE ARMY PRESENTED HIM WITH A PLOUGH FOR USE ON THE FARM TO WHICH HE WILL RETIRE WHEN THE FEDERATION BREAKS UP.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA396R7LFQ3ARH3ZCBM5A5NL9PP
    Media URN:
    VLVA396R7LFQ3ARH3ZCBM5A5NL9PP
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/12/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:47:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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