• Short Summary

    WHILE THE REST OF THE WORLD WATCHED THE RHODESIAN CRISIS LAST WEEKEND WITH TENSE INTEREST, THE WHITE RHODESIANS -- AROUND WHOM THE SITUATION REVOLVES -- SEEMED UNPERTURBED.

  • Description

    1.
    GV TRAVEL SHOT JACARANDA AVENUE, SALISBURY
    0.05

    2.
    LV ZOOM TO SV CRICKET MATCH (3 SHOTS)
    0.20

    3.
    GV PAN CARS AT BOWLING CLUB
    0.27

    4.
    GV WOMEN BOWLING
    0.35

    5.
    MV MEN BOWLERS
    0.36

    6.
    GV WOMEN BOWLING
    0.45

    7.
    SV PEOPLE SITTING TILT TO GV MOTOR RACING COURSE
    0.51

    8.
    SV STARTER FLAGS CAR AWAY
    0.57

    9.
    MV ONLOOKERS
    0.59

    10.
    GV MORE CARS AWAY
    1.04

    11.
    CU GIRL
    1.05

    12.
    MV MAN AND GIRL LOOK ON
    1.08

    13.
    GV PAN RACE IN PROGRESS
    1.13

    14.
    SCU MAN WATCHES WHILE DRINKING FROM BOTTLE
    1.17

    15.
    MV MEN AND GIRLS LOOK ON
    1.19

    16.
    CU BARE STOMACH
    1.21

    17.
    GV CAR FLAGGED
    1.24

    18.
    GV CROWD AT SWIMMING POOLS IN PARK
    1.29

    19.
    SV BOY AND GIRL ZOOM TO GV BATHERS IN POOL
    1.34

    20.
    MV WOMEN BATHERS NEAR POOL
    1.38

    21.
    SV ZOOM CHILDREN'S POOL
    1.43

    22.
    MV WOMAN AND CHILD NEAR POOL
    1.44

    23.
    SV GROUP LYING ON GRASS SUNBATHING
    1.49

    24.
    SCU GIRL IN POOL
    1.51

    25.
    CU SMALL BOY
    1.54

    26.
    MV MEN DRINKING
    1.58

    27.
    SV HAPPY TEENAGERS ON GRASS
    2.02

    28.
    MV COUPLE SUNBATHING
    2.05

    29.
    GV PAN SWIMMING POOLS
    2.10



    Initials DE/V/JF/SA


    SPORT: CRICKET

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: WHILE THE REST OF THE WORLD WATCHED THE RHODESIAN CRISIS LAST WEEKEND WITH TENSE INTEREST, THE WHITE RHODESIANS -- AROUND WHOM THE SITUATION REVOLVES -- SEEMED UNPERTURBED. A VISNEWS CAMERAMAN, IN RHODESIA TO COVER THE CRISIS, SPENT MUCH OF SUNDAY LOOKING AROUND TO SEE HOW THEY LIVE AND ENJOY THEIR LEISURE TIME.

    SUNDAY WAS A DAY OF CRISIS FOR RHODESIA. THE CRISIS IS NOT OVER YET, THE LEADERS REPORT. BUT FOR THE WHITE MINORITY WHO RULE IN RHODESIA, LIFE GOES ON AS USUAL. THERE SEEMS TO BE QUIET CONFIDENCE THERE THAT EVERYTHING WILL WORK OUT FOR THEM.

    RHODESIA IS A COUNTRY OF 220,000 WHITES AND FOUR MILLION AFRICANS. TO THE OUTSIDER THERE ARE MANY EXAMPLES OF WHAT MIGHT BEST BE DESCRIBED AS PRIVILEGES. IT CAN HARDLY BE CALLED SEGREGATION AS IT IS KNOWN IN OTHER PARTS OF THE WORLD. THE APPORTIONING OF LAND IS ONE EXAMPLE OF THESE PRIVILEGES. THE COUNTRY HAS BEEN DIVIDED ROUGHLY IN HALF - WITH HALF GOING TO THE FOUR MILLION AFRICANS, AND THE REST TO THE TWO HUNDRED THOUSAND WHITES. SIMILARLY IN EDUCATION THERE ARE 700 UNIVERSITY STUDENTS, OF WHOM ABOUT A THIRD ARE AFRICANS.

    MOST OF RHODESIA'S WHITE POPULATION ARE FAIRLY RECENT IMMIGRANTS. THEY HAVE COME, MAINLY FROM BRITAIN, DURING THE LAST TWENTY-FIVE YEARS. THEY ABANDONED THE LIFE IN THEIR OLD COUNTRY -- FOR MORE SPACIOUS AND CHEAPER LIVING IN A NEW ONE. MANY LIVE A LIFE FAR MORE LUXURIOUS THAN THEY WOULD HAD THEY STAYED AT HOME AND IT IS THIS LUXURY THAT THEY ARE MOST LOATH TO GIVE UP. THERE ARE, HOWEVER, LARGE NUMBERS OF WHITES TOO, WHO ENJOY A MUCH SIMPLER, MORE STRAIGHTFORWARD LIFE THAN THAT SHOWN HERE.

    ON SUNDAY, A VISNEWS CAMERAMAN WATCHED WHITES INDULGING IN SPORTS THAT ARE TYPICALLY ENGLISH. ON THE BOWLING GREEN IT WAS DIFFICULT TO BELIEVE THAT THE MATCH WAS BEING PLAYED IN A CITY THAT WAS AT THE CENTRE OF WORLD POLITICAL ATTENTION. SIMILARLY - NOT FAR AWAY - TWO TEAMS WERE ENJOYING A FRIENDLY GAME OF CRICKET. IN SOME PARTS OF THE WORLD IT IS DEBATED WHETHER PERHAPS CRICKET IS NOW A DYING SPORT. TO WHITE RHODESIAN IT REMAINS A PRINCIPAL SOURCE OF SUNDAY AFTERNOON ENJOYMENT. MOTOR RACING ALSO ATTRACTS LARGE CROWDS -- MOST OF WHOM ARE WHITE.

    THE PARKS AND GARDENS IN SALISBURY ARE WELL PLANNED. THERE ARE LARGE SWIMMING POOLS -- MANY OF THEM IN USE OR MOST OF THE YEAR. YOUNG WHITE GIRLS IN RHODESIA ENJOY MANY HOURS SUNBATHING IN THE PARKS -- AND MOST ACQUIRE A TAN THAT WOULD BE THE ENVY OF ANY WHITE GIRL ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA4UNM45JO2TCW3EPT2PG5A59X9
    Media URN:
    VLVA4UNM45JO2TCW3EPT2PG5A59X9
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    02/11/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:11:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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