• Short Summary

    THE DEPOSED SULTAN OF ZANZIBAR ARRIVED IN LONDON THIS AFTERNOON (MONDAY), AFTER TRAVELLING BY TRAIN FROM MANCHESTER.

  • Description

    THE DEPOSED SULTAN OF ZANZIBAR ARRIVED IN LONDON THIS AFTERNOON (MONDAY), AFTER TRAVELLING BY TRAIN FROM MANCHESTER. HE WAS MET BY OVER 100 NEWSMEN AND PHOTOGRAPHERS ALL STRUGGLING TO TAKE HIS PICTURE. LAST NIGHT (SUNDAY) THE SULTAN'S PLANE HAD BEEN DIVERTED FROM LONDON AIRPORT TO MANCHESTER BECAUSE OF FOG.

    THE 33-YEAR-OLD SULTAN HAS COME TO BRITAIN WITH HIS WIFE, FIVE CHILDREN AND ABOUT 50 MEMBERS OF HIS ENTOURAGE. FROM THE TOPICAL WARMTH OF HIS SPICE ISLAND HOME, HE HAS FLOWN INTO THE MIDDLE OF THE BRITISH WINTER. LAST NIGHT IN MANCHESTER, MEMBERS OF THE WVS (WOMEN'S VOLUNTARY SERVICE) PROVIDED THE PARTY WITH WARM CLOTHES TO REPLACE THE LIGHT TROPICAL CLOTHES IN WHICH THEY HAD MADE THEIR ESCAPE FROM THE ISLAND. AGAIN TODAY, MEMBERS OF THE WVS AND RED CROSS WERE ON HAND TO ASSIST THE PARTY WHEN IT ARRIVED AT THE LONDON STATION.

    THE SULTAN, WHO HOPES TO MEET THE BRITISH PRIME MINISTER SOON, WILL BE STAYING WITH HIS PARTY AT A LONDON HOTEL. HE DESCRIBED THE REVOLUTION AS "VERY SUDDEN" AND "VERY SAD", BUT WOULD NOT COMMENT ABOUT HIS POSSIBLE RETURN TO ZANZIBAR.

    ASKED LAST NIGHT IF HE HAD ANY FEARS FOR RELATIVES AND FRIENDS IN ZANZIBAR, HE REPLIED: "YES I HAVE. SOME OF MY FRIENDS AND SOME OF MY FAMILY, INCLUDING CHILDREN ARE STILL THERE."

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA8MXM0509U65CEGYELXJKLMJDH
    Media URN:
    VLVA8MXM0509U65CEGYELXJKLMJDH
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/01/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:21:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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