• Short Summary

    FLYING INTO LONDON TODAY (WEDNESDAY) TO TAKE OFFICIAL LEAVE OF THE QUEEN, THE FORMER BRITISH GOVERNOR OF RHODESIA, SIR HUMPHREY GIBBS, STRESSED THAT HIS RESIGNATION SHOULD NOT BE INTERPRETED AS A FINAL BREAK BETWEEN THE TWO COUNTRIES.

  • Description


    SIR HUMPHREY AND WIFE LEAVE AIRCRAFT; GREET RELATIVES; ENTER AIRPORT LOUNGE; SIR HUMPHREY SPEAKS.



    TRANSCRIPT:



    "I AM NATURALLY SAD THAT, WHILE I HAVE REMAINED AS GOVERNOR, NO SETTLEMENT HAS BEEN REACHED. BUT I WANT TO MAKE IT CLEAR THAT MY GOING MUST NOT BE INTERPRETED, EITHER HERE OR IN RHODESIA, AS A FINAL BREAK BETWEEN US."



    "I SAY THIS, AND I SPEAK NOW AS A PRIVATE CITIZEN OF RHODESIA, BECAUSE, I AM QUITE CONVINCED THAT FOR A STABLE FUTURE FOR RHODESIA, AND IN THE LONG TERM INTERESTS OF THE WHOLE OF SOUTHERN AFRICA, A SETTLEMENT OF THIS PROBLEM IS AS VITAL NOW AS IT HAS EVER BEEN -- AND THAT THE SOONER THIS COMES ABOUT THE BETTER FOR EVERYONE."




    Initials AH/V/BOB/LAD



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: FLYING INTO LONDON TODAY (WEDNESDAY) TO TAKE OFFICIAL LEAVE OF THE QUEEN, THE FORMER BRITISH GOVERNOR OF RHODESIA, SIR HUMPHREY GIBBS, STRESSED THAT HIS RESIGNATION SHOULD NOT BE INTERPRETED AS A FINAL BREAK BETWEEN THE TWO COUNTRIES.

    SIR HUMPHREY STATED THAT THE BREACH BETWEEN BRITAIN AND RHODESIA MUST BE MENDED. TO LEAVE EXISTING PROBLEMS UNSOLVED COULD UNLEASH POWERFUL DISRUPTIVE FORCES UPON THE WHOLE OF AFRICA. HE THEREFORE CALLED FOR EVERY EFFORT TO BE MADE TO BRING ABOUT A SETTLEMENT:

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA4CWJH47AFP4N6QJCVGA17YP36
    Media URN:
    VLVA4CWJH47AFP4N6QJCVGA17YP36
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/08/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:17:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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