• Short Summary

    Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother, flew into Salisbury, Southern Rhodesia, May 11, for a 3-week tour of the Central African federation, and was greeted in brilliant sunshine at the airport by the Governor-General, Lord Dalhousie and the Countess of Dalhousie.

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    Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother, flew into Salisbury, Southern Rhodesia, May 11, for a 3-week tour of the Central African federation, and was greeted in brilliant sunshine at the airport by the Governor-General, Lord Dalhousie and the Countess of Dalhousie.

    After inspecting a guard of honour, the Queen Mother drove 10 miles through decorated streets - packed with thousands of cheering Africans - to Government House, where she was to rest after her 6,000-mile journey. Salisbury greeted her with the biggest crowds ever to throng the federal capital.

    On May 14, the Queen Mother will open the royal show and trade fair in Bulawayo, and on May 17 comes the main event of her visit - the inauguration of the mighty Kariba hydro-electric dam. She will then visit Northern Rhodesia before flying to Nyasaland, May 23, for a six-day visit.

    Arrangements for the Queen Mother to visit Northern Rhodesia are to stand despite recent demonstrations by African lawbreakers. A rioting African crowd marched on a police station at Bancroft, May 10, and there were isolated incidents of toning of cars and burning of buildings. Intensive police action was having a deterrent action on demonstrators.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA47N64OB1FI1GLI7RAFU3YRKN6
    Media URN:
    VLVA47N64OB1FI1GLI7RAFU3YRKN6
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/05/1960
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:49:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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