Security along the north-east border of Rhodesia has been stepped up following an increase in guerrilla activity in the region.
SV & CU Security forces walking through bush (4 shots)
SV & CU Security forces stopping Africans and asking for identity passes (4 shots)
CU Soldier on radio
LV & CU Mission hospital (2 shots)
CU INTERIOR Armed guard talking to nun
CU Children receiving treatment from nurses (2 shots)
GV PAN AND CU Abandoned huts in Kraal with abandoned store (5 shots)
CU & GV African women with baskets on heads walking along road
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Background: Security along the north-east border of Rhodesia has been stepped up following an increase in guerrilla activity in the region.
Earlier this month Rhodesian security forces killed four guerrillas and wounded another in a clash near the small town of Mount Darwin, only 37 miles (60 kms) from the Mozambique border.
The Rhodesian government has accused the Mozambique authorities of allowing refuge for guerrillas operating in Rhodesia. Rhodesia has also claimed that the guerrillas have training camps on the Mozambique side of the border, from where they carry out raids into Rhodesia.
The Rhodesian authorities have reported numerous guerrilla movement in the area around Mount Darwin over the past several weeks.
The entire region is under a night curfew and local Africans are repeatedly checked for identity cards.
As part of the tightening of security in the area, many Africans have been moved to what the Rhodesian government terms, "protected villages."
The "villages" are surrounded by security fences and barbed wire and all residents must be in the cam by nightfall. When leaving for work during the day the Africans in the camp are searched by Rhodesian troops.
Some of the "protected villages" are attached to missions.