As the Zimbabwe Rhodesia guerrilla was intensified on Tuesday (20 November) Britain urged delegates at peace talks in London to speed up their negotiations on a ceasefire.
GV British R.A.F. Hercules plane arriving at Salisbury Airport (2 shots)
SV Black airport workers look on from control tower
GV Truck backed up to plane, talking off office equipment
SV Nose of aircraft
LV Governor's Daimler limousine car driving down ramp and across tarmac (3 shots)
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Background: As the Zimbabwe Rhodesia guerrilla was intensified on Tuesday (20 November) Britain urged delegates at peace talks in London to speed up their negotiations on a ceasefire. In Salisbury preparations go ahead for the arrival of the British governor who will supervise the countries new elections. Office supplies, communications equipment and an official car arrived in the Zimbabwe Rhodesian capital on Tuesday (20 November).
SYNOPSIS: The R.A.F. Hercules of Transport Command took directions from the Salisbury control tower to avoid possible attack from Patriotic Front guerrillas still waging the seven year old bush war. The pilots were told to fly high as long as possible, then bank to make a steep descent.
A British official who was at the airport to meet the plane said it was part of the preparations for the arrival of a British governor. The governor will supervise the run-up to the coming election.
The unloading of this Daimler limousine was especially significant. The new governor, who is expected to be Lord soames will use it when he takes up residence in Salisbury. He will stay at Government House, once the residence of British governors, before former Prime Minister Ian Smith rebelled against the British Crown in 1965.
The governor will arrive after negotiations for a ceasefire have been completed in London.