• Short Summary

    THE SOUTH AFRICAN PREMIER, MR. JOHN VORSTER, YESTERDAY (TUESDAY) UNVEILED A MEMORIAL TO THE LEADER?

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    TGV CROWD AROUND MEMORIAL
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    2.
    PREMIER VORSTER WALKS PAST CROWDS
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    3.
    FLAG OF "OSSEWA-BRANDWAG"
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    4.
    ZOOM IN TO VORSTER SPEAKING (SOF IN AFRIKAANS)
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    SV MEMORIAL
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    SV VORSTER PRESSES BUTTON THAT UNVEILS MEMORIAL
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    SV VORSTER LAYS WREATH
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    SV MRS RENSBURG LAYS WREATH, AND GIVES OSSEWA SALUTE
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    GV VORSTER AND CROWDS AROUND MEMORIAL, THE LAST POST (SOF)
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    Background: THE SOUTH AFRICAN PREMIER, MR. JOHN VORSTER, YESTERDAY (TUESDAY) UNVEILED A MEMORIAL TO THE LEADER OF THE COUNTRY'S WARTIME PRO-GERMAN, ANTI-BRITISH ORGANISATION, THE OSSEWA-BRANDWAG (O.B.).

    MR. VORSTER WAS A "GENERAL" OF THE O.B. AT THE AGE OF 25 AND WAS INTERNED FROM SEPTEMBER, 1942 TO FEBRUARY, 1944. AND IS A SPEECH YESTERDAY HE GAVE NO HINT OF REGRET FOR HIS OPPOSITION TO THE BRITISH AND ALLIED WARTIME EFFORTS.

    HE SAID: "THERE ARE CERTAIN PETTY PEOPLE WHO FEEL AFFRONTED...AND BLAME ME FOR TAKING PART...AS PRIME MINISTER OF THIS COUNTRY".

    MR. VORSTER WENT ON: "WE ARE STANDING HERE TODAY AT THE FOOT OF THE GRAVE OF A MAN, SOMETHING I HAVE NEVER BEEN AFRAID TO DO. FOR MOST OF US PRESENT HERE TODAY, HANS VAN RENSBURG HAD BEEN A FRIEND AND A LEADER."
    DR. HANS VAN RENSBURG WAS COMMANDANT-GENERAL OF THE OSSEWA-BRANDWAG AND THE MEMORIAL ON HIS GRAVE IS IN THE FORM OF AN OX-WAGON WHEEL, REFLECTING THE MEANING OF THE ORGANISATION'S NAME "OX-WAGON SENTRY".

    MR. VORSTER ADDED IN HIS SPEECH: "A MAN MUST NEVER DISSOCIATE HIMSELF FROM HIS HISTORY OR BE ASHAMED OF IT. SUCH A MAN HAS NO FUTURE AND IS WORTH NOTHING IN A STRUGGLE OF FOR ANY NATION. FOR THIS REASON IT IS A PRIVILEGE FOR ME TO BE PRESENT HERE TODAY".

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    Film ID:
    VLVA51AM8OFN9RDD7M289L0W8XIA6
    Media URN:
    VLVA51AM8OFN9RDD7M289L0W8XIA6
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/10/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:37:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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