• Short Summary

    THE FRIENDS OF RHODESIA (FOR) ASSOCIATION HELD A MEETING IN THE SOUTH AFRICAN CAPITAL, PRETORIA, ON WEDNESDAY EVENING.

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    MEETING IN PRETORIA WITH TWO SPEAKERS: MR. JOHN NEW, LIAISON OFFICER OF FOR AND MR. HELMUT VON LICHTENFELD.



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    MR. JOHN NEW: "IT IS PROPOSED AT THIS VERY MOMENT THAT SOME MEANS BE SET UP TO HELP RHODESIA IN A CONSTRUCTIVE MANNER, AND ENTIRELY WITHIN THE CONTEXT OF THE POLICIES OF BOTH THE GOVERNMENT OF SOUTH AFRICA AND RHODESIA..(CLAPPING).."



    THIS PROJECT, WHICH I'M NOT GOING INTO DETAIL ABOUT IS NOW IN HAND AND WILL BE READY VERY, VERY SHORTLY - I HOPE THE END OF THIS WEEK. WHEN IT IS READY YOU WILL BE TOLD IN MORE DETAIL HOW YOU CAN HELP, AND HOW YOU CAN DO SOMETHING TO HELP US AND HELP THEM. YOU WILL BE TOLD, I'M AFRAID, ONLY WHAT IT IS SAFE TO TELL YOU BUT YOU WILL BE TOLD QUITE ENOUGH TO KNOW WHAT HELP YOU'VE GOT TO GIVE. PLEASE BE PATIENT AND UNDERSTAND THIS PROBLEM."



    MR. VON LICHTENFELD: "THE RHODESIANS ON THE OTHER SIDE OF LIMPOPO MAY BE SURE THAT WE ALL HERE IN SOUTHERN AFRICA STAND BEHIND THEIR STRUGGLE AND WE DEFINITELY KNOW THAT WHAT THEY ARE DOING IS DONE FOR THEM - FOR US ALL, AND FOR THE ENTIRE WESTERN CHRISTIAN CIVILISATION. THANK YOU VERY MUCH.... (APPLAUSE)".




    Initials AA/V/JH/SA


    EDITORS: SEE ALSO PROD 0514/B/66 (16 JANUARY) RHODESIAN BUY PETROL AT BORDER STATION; AND PROD. 0896/66 (27 JANUARY) "PETROL FOR RHODESIA" CAMPAIGN.

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    Background: THE FRIENDS OF RHODESIA (FOR) ASSOCIATION HELD A MEETING IN THE SOUTH AFRICAN CAPITAL, PRETORIA, ON WEDNESDAY EVENING. ABOUT 1500 PRETORIANS ATTENDED THE MEETING WHICH IS ONE OF MANY CURRENTLY BEING ORGANISED TO HELP THE CAMPAIGN TO PROVIDE RHODESIA WITH PETROL.

    THE FRIENDS OF RHODESIA ASSOCIATION IS JUST ONE OF MANY SIMILAR ORGANISATIONS THAT HAVE BEEN FORMED THROUGHOUT SOUTH AFRICA TO BUY AND GIVE PETROL TO RHODESIA. SOUTH AFRICANS WHO WAN TO BUY PETROL FOR RHODESIA DO SO ON A PURELY PRIVATE BASIS. THERE IS NO GOVERNMENT PARTICIPATION IN THE SCHEME.

    EFFORTS ARE BEING MADE TO COMBINE THE VARIOUS ORGANISATIONS CONDUCTING PETROL FOR RHODESIA CAMPAIGNS AND THE FRIENDS OF RHODESIA ASSOCIATION IS LIKELY TO BECOME THE DIRECTING AUTHORITY FOR ALL OF SOUTH AFRICA.

    PLANS CALL FOR 80,000 GALLONS OF FUEL A MONTH TO BE TAKEN ACROSS THE BORDER TO RHODESIA, AND ONE CONSIGNMENT OF 6,000 GALLONS HAS ALREADY BEEN DELIVERED.

    AT THIS MEETING THE OFFICIALS ANNOUNCED THAT THEY HAD BEEN GIVEN AN OFFICE FOR THEIR WORK, AND DISPLAYED A NUMBER OF POSTERS THAT WILL BE USED BY FOR. ONE METHOD OF COLLECTING MONEY ALREADY IN USE, IS THE ISSUE OF SPECIAL STAMPS BY GARAGES. THESE STAMPS ARE THEN CONVERTED INTO FUEL.

    DIRECT GIFTS AMOUNTING TO MORE THAN GBP300 WERE GIVEN TO THE ASSOCIATION AT THIS MEETING. THE ASSOCIATION'S DECLARED AIMS ARE TO SUPPORT RHODESIA AS AN INDEPENDENT STATE GIVING MATERIAL AND MORAL ASSISTANCE. IT HAS NO AFFILIATION WITH ANY POLITICAL PARTY, MUNICIPAL OR GOVERNMENT BODY, OR CHURCH.

    THERE WERE SEVERAL SPEAKERS AT WEDNESDAY'S MEETING, AMONG THEM MR. JOHN NEW, THE ASSOCIATION'S LIAISON OFFICER. HE'S NOW RESIDENT IN SOUTH AFRICA, HAVING SPENT 20 YEARS IN RHODESIA. HERE'S AN EXTRACT FROM HIS SPEECH.....

    HE WAS FOLLOWED TO THE PLATFORM BY MR. HELMUT VON LICHTENFELD WHO FINISHED HIS SPEECH LIKE THIS.....

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    Film ID:
    VLVA53AAQMAUYTVINZLN1VRIZHQ0I
    Media URN:
    VLVA53AAQMAUYTVINZLN1VRIZHQ0I
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    04/02/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:30:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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