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    MR IAN SMITH, THE LEADER OF THE RHODESIAN REGIME, TOLD BUSINESSMEN OF THE FORT VICTORIA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE THAT RHODESIA IS WEATHERING THE STORM AND HAD BEATEN BRITISH SANCTIONS.

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    MR IAN SMITH, THE LEADER OF THE RHODESIAN REGIME, TOLD BUSINESSMEN OF THE FORT VICTORIA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE THAT RHODESIA IS WEATHERING THE STORM AND HAD BEATEN BRITISH SANCTIONS. LATER MR SMITH VISITED AN OLD PEOPLE'S HOME.

    MR SMITH, WHO WAS ADDRESSING MORE THAN HUNDRED BUSINESSMEN AND CITIZENS OF THE FORT VICTORIA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, SAID THAT RHODESIANS COULD LOOK FORWARD TO THE FUTURE WITH OPTIMISM AND CONFIDENCE PROVIDING THAT THEIR AFFAIRS WERE HANDLED WISELY. ALTHOUGH BRITAIN HAD ENTICED OTHER COUNTRIES, PARTICULARLY THE UNITED STATES, TO FOLLOW SUIT WITH SANCTIONS, MOST OF THOSE COUNTRIES WERE BEGINNING TO SEE THE EVIL OF THIS POLICY SAID MR SMITH.

    MR SMITH TOLD THE MEETING THAT HE BELIEVED MOST AFRICANS IN THE COUNTRY SUPPORTED HIS GOVERNMENT. THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT, HE SAID, HAD BEEN VERY VERY BADLY ADVISED ON THE RHODESIAN INDEPENDENCE ISSUE AND ALSO ABOUT RELATIONS BETWEEN AFRICAN AND EUROPEAN. A WONDERFUL PARTNERSHIP EXISTED BETWEEN THE RACES IN RHODESIA AND THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT WAS TRYING TO DRAG THE WHOLE THING DOWN, HE SAID.

    AFTER TALKING TO THE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, MR SMITH VISITED AN OLD PEOPLES HOME IN THE FORT VICTORIA AREA WHERE HE TALKED TO MANY OF THE OLD INCLUDING THE OLDEST RESIDENT WHO WAS 92 YEARS OLD.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA40IB7DDCWNNUNLR0CU2DSC4TU
    Media URN:
    VLVA40IB7DDCWNNUNLR0CU2DSC4TU
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/03/1966
    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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