• Short Summary

    After the recent outbreak of violence and civil disorder that swept through Southern Rhodesia - part of the Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland - about 2,000 men of the territorial army have moved into African townships in Salisbury, Gwelo and Bulawayo.

  • Description

    After the recent outbreak of violence and civil disorder that swept through Southern Rhodesia - part of the Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland - about 2,000 men of the territorial army have moved into African townships in Salisbury, Gwelo and Bulawayo. The call-up was put into action just before the Southern Rhodesian Premier, Sir Edgar Whitehead, broadcast to the nation announcing drastic new legislation to control lawlessness among the Africans, OCT 13.

    In addition to the European troops already in uniform another two European battalions will be called up within the next two weeks. When the first convoy arrived at Harari township in Salisbury most of the African men were at work. There was no sign of hostility as the soldiers set up platoon posts and mounted guards. An hour before the army moved in aircraft dropped leaflets saying the troops were there to "protect and reassure the respectable and peace-loving citizens".

    African leaders in the townships have watched the military action with distrust. They consider that the arrival of the soldiers means war. In the view of some Europeans the Government's latest move will only antagonise the Africans. At the moment the situation is calm.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA827408OTP6RX9EAGLZ6BN8UWU
    Media URN:
    VLVA827408OTP6RX9EAGLZ6BN8UWU
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    15/10/1960
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:12:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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