• Short Summary

    THE COMMONWEALTH SECRETARY, MR HERBERT BOWDEN, TOGETHER WITH SIR ELWYN JONES, THE BRITISH ATTORNEY-GENERAL, AND SIR HUMPHREY GIBBS, THE GOVERNOR OF RHODESIA, MET MR.

  • Description

    THE COMMONWEALTH SECRETARY, MR HERBERT BOWDEN, TOGETHER WITH SIR ELWYN JONES, THE BRITISH ATTORNEY-GENERAL, AND SIR HUMPHREY GIBBS, THE GOVERNOR OF RHODESIA, MET MR. IAN SMITH, LEADER OF THE BREAK-AWAY REGIME IN RHODESIA YESTERDAY (TUESDAY). IT WAS THE FIRST "MAN-TO-MAN" CONFRONTATION SINCE RHODESIA'S DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE TEN MONTHS AGO.

    IT IS UNDERSTOOD THAT MR BOWDEN DELIVERED AN ELABORATION ON THE "ULTIMATUM" SET OUT BY THE BRITISH PRIME MINISTER, MR HAROLD WILSON, LISTING BRITAIN'S CONDITIONS FOR LEGALISING INDEPENDENCE.

    THE MEETING, WHICH LASTED TWO HOURS, TOOK PLACE AT GOVERNMENT HOUSE. SIR HUMPHREY GIBBS ACTED AS HOST. AFTERWARDS NO OFFICIAL COMMUNIQUE WAS ISSUED, EXCEPT TO SAY THAT DISCUSSIONS HAD TAKEN PLACE.

    LATE YESTERDAY (TUESDAY) THE BRITISH CONSERVATIVE'S "SHADOW" COMMONWEALTH SECRETARY, MR. REGINALD MAULDING, FLEW INTO SALISBURY FOR HIS WON TALKS WITH MR. SMITH.

    MEANWHILE ALL REPORTS OF THE BOWDEN-SMITH MEETING WERE CENSORED FROM THIS MORNING'S EDITIONS OF SALISBURY'S ONLY DAILY NEWSPAPER, THE RHODESIA HERALD.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA3ZV33PHFBFWC9OV8IMI30DFO0
    Media URN:
    VLVA3ZV33PHFBFWC9OV8IMI30DFO0
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    21/09/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:15:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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