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    THE BRITISH COMMONWEALTH SECRETARY, MR HERBERT BOWDEN RETURNED TO LONDON TODAY (THURSDAY) FROM HIS VISIT TO RHODESIA, AND TOLD AN AIRPORT PRESS CONFERENCE THAT THERE WAS, AS HE PUT IT, A PROSPECT OF A SETTLEMENT OF THE RHODESIAN INDEPENDENCE ISSUE, PROVIDED MR.

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    THE BRITISH COMMONWEALTH SECRETARY, MR HERBERT BOWDEN RETURNED TO LONDON TODAY (THURSDAY) FROM HIS VISIT TO RHODESIA, AND TOLD AN AIRPORT PRESS CONFERENCE THAT THERE WAS, AS HE PUT IT, A PROSPECT OF A SETTLEMENT OF THE RHODESIAN INDEPENDENCE ISSUE, PROVIDED MR. IAN SMITH TOOK "A MAJOR POLITICAL DECISION."
    MR BOWDEN WENT TO SALISBURY WITH BRITAIN'' ATTORNEY GENERAL, SIR ELWYN JONES, TO EXPLAIN TO ALL SECTIONS OF OPINION THERE THE DECISIONS TAKEN AT THE COMMONWEALTH CONFERENCE ON PLANS TO DEAL WITH RHODESIA'S ILLEGAL SEIZURE OF INDEPENDENCE.

    MR BOWDEN HAD FIVE MEETINGS WITH MR IAN SMITH, THE LEADER OF THE ILLEGAL REGIME. HE RETURNED TO LONDON ABOARD A ROYAL AIR FORCE COMET, BRINGING WITH HIM LADY GIBBS, THE WIFE OF THE GOVERNOR OF RHODESIA, SIR HUMPHREY GIBBS. SHE WILL VISIT HER SON IN ENGLAND.

    BEFORE GOING TO DOWNING STREET FOR A CABINET MEETING, MR BOWDEN HAD THIS TO SAY....

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    Film ID:
    VLVA554CIZ1HP9A92FQHD0JU733E3
    Media URN:
    VLVA554CIZ1HP9A92FQHD0JU733E3
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    29/09/1966
    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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