• Short Summary

    Rhodesia's biggest ever parade took place in Salisbury on Wednesday ( 11 November ) to mark the fifth anniversary of the Declaration of Independence, which brought to an end british colonial rule in Rhodesia.

  • Description

    Rhodesia's biggest ever parade took place in Salisbury on Wednesday ( 11 November ) to mark the fifth anniversary of the Declaration of Independence, which brought to an end british colonial rule in Rhodesia. President Clifford Dupont and Prime Minister Mr. Ian Smith took the salute from the military parade.

    Three thousand police and troops, some mounted on horses, paraded past Mr. Dupont and Mr. Smith, government leaders and service chiefs. Squadrons of Canberra bombers and Hunter Jets, in their new Rhodesian Republic colours roared overhead for seven fly pasts.

    All Rhodesia took a holiday for Wednesday's big show to mark the independence anniversary and salute the eight-month old Republic.

    As the green and white flag of Republican rhodesia fluttered over rooftops in every town in the land, tentative moves continued in Salisbury and London in the renewed quest for a solution to the long-deadlocked independence dispute.

    During the celebrations in Rhodesia, Britain was using her veto in the Security Council of the United Nations to block an Afro-Asian resolution which would have barred Britain from recognising Rhodesia's independence without the pre-condition of Africa majority rule.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA96ZF0N7BPH4E39E0RJ025IOS4
    Media URN:
    VLVA96ZF0N7BPH4E39E0RJ025IOS4
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/11/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:29:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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