• Short Summary

    SOUTHERN RHODESIA IS DETERMINED TO MAINTAIN AT TOP STRENGTH DEFENSIVE FORCES IT WILL TAKE OVER FROM THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT WHEN THE FEDERATION IS DISBANDED.

  • Description

    1.
    GV INT..WINSTON FIELD ON ROSTRUM
    0.06

    2.
    SV DITTO
    0.10

    3.
    LV PAN AUDIENCE
    0.22

    4.
    SCU (SOF) FIELD SPEAKS.
    1.30


    TRANSCRIPT: MR. WINSTON: "WE HAVE BEEN TOLD BY MANY - USUALLY ILL-WISHES - OF WHAT IS GOING TO HAPPEN TO SOUTHERN RHODESIA WHEN WE ARE ON OUR OWN. IT IS OUR BELIEF THAT THINGS WILL BE MUCH BETTER THAN ANTICIPATED AND THAT THESE ILL-WISHES WILL BE AS WRONG AS THOSE WHO PROPHESIED BLOODSHED, RIOTS AND ANARCHY IF WE BECAME THE GOVERNMENT. YOU REMEMBER?"



    "THINGS WILL NOT BE EASY. WE INTENT TO RETAIN THE SOUTHERN RHODESIAN PORTIONS OF THE ARMY AND AIR FORCE AT TOP POSSIBLE STRENGTH AND THIS WILL BE EXPENSIVE. BUT THIS WE MUST DO. WE DARE NOT WEAKEN IN THE FACE OF THE EXTERNAL THREAT WITH WHICH WE MAY BE FACED. REMEMBER WHAT WAS SAID AT ADDIS ABABA. AT LEAST BY THE END OF THE YEAR WE SHOULD KNOW WHAT THE ECONOMIC POSITION IS. ALL FUNCTIONS WILL HAVE BEEN RETURNED TO US."




    Initials PGR/S/MR/EEH



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: SOUTHERN RHODESIA IS DETERMINED TO MAINTAIN AT TOP STRENGTH DEFENSIVE FORCES IT WILL TAKE OVER FROM THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT WHEN THE FEDERATION IS DISBANDED.THIS PLEDGE WAS GIVEN BY MR.WINSTON FIELD, SOUTHERN RHODESIAN PREMIER, YESTERDAY (FRIDAY).

    HE WAS ADDRESSING IN SALISBURY, THE CAPITAL, THE FIRST CONGRESS OF HIS RHODESIAN FRONT PARTY SINCE IT WON POWER LAST DECEMBER.HE SAID:
    MR.FIELD ADDED THAT THE AFRO-ASIAN GROUP WOULD "STICK AT NOTHING" TO BREAK THE ECONOMY AS WELL AS THE POLITICAL SYSTEM IN SOUTHERN RHODESIA.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA3XQHS8M0GWQPZT8YMGN45AUQC
    Media URN:
    VLVA3XQHS8M0GWQPZT8YMGN45AUQC
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    21/09/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:31:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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