• Short Summary

    RHODESIA'S BREAKAWAY REGIME CELEBRATED QUEEN ELIZABETH'S OFFICIAL BIRTHDAY ON SATURDAY (11 JUNE) WITH THE TRADITIONAL 21-GUN SALUTE.

  • Description

    RHODESIA'S BREAKAWAY REGIME CELEBRATED QUEEN ELIZABETH'S OFFICIAL BIRTHDAY ON SATURDAY (11 JUNE) WITH THE TRADITIONAL 21-GUN SALUTE. UNLIKE FORMER YEARS, THERE WERE NO CEREMONIAL PARADES.

    THE DATE HAD PARTICULAR SIGNIFICANCE FOR RHODESIANS - THE COUNTRY WAS BEGINNING ITS EIGHTH MONTH OF INDEPENDENCE, DECLARED ILLEGALLY BY MR. IAN SMITH'S REGIME ON 11 NOVEMBER LAST YEAR.

    GOVERNMENT SOURCES EXPLAINED THE ABSENCE OF PARADES AS BEING DUE TO ARMY COMMITMENTS ELSEWHERE.

    RHODESIA HAS CLAIMED THAT ITS REBELLION IS AGAINST THE RULE OF THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT AND NOT AGAINST QUEEN ELIZABETH.

    AT GOVERNMENT HOUSE, SIR HUMPHREY GIBBS, GOVERNOR OF RHODESIA AND THE QUEEN'S LEGAL REPRESENTATIVE, HELD A SMALL RECEPTION TO MARK THE OCCASION.

    MEANWHILE, AT GOVERNOR'S LODGE, MR. CLIFFORD DUPONT, OFFICER ADMINISTERING THE RHODESIAN REGIME, HELD A RECEPTION ATTENDED BY 750 PROMINENT RHODESIAN CITIZENS AND MEMBERS OF THE DIPLOMATIC CORPS. MR. DUPONT WAS APPOINTED BY THE REGIME TO REPLACE THE GOVERNOR, WHOM THEY CLAIM NO LONGER HAS ANY LEGAL STATUS IN THEIR COUNTRY.

    MR. SMITH AND MEMBERS OF HIS CABINET WERE AT THE RECEPTION, AT WHICH MR. DUPONT PROPOSED A TOAST TO THE HEALTH OF "HER MAJESTY, QUEEN ELIZABETH THE SECOND, QUEEN OF RHODESIA". THE BRITISH NATIONAL ANTHEM FOLLOWED THE TOAST.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA60Y93JOJ9K5UQC4ZHTH6ZWQD6
    Media URN:
    VLVA60Y93JOJ9K5UQC4ZHTH6ZWQD6
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/06/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:28:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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