• Short Summary

    ZANZIBAR HAS BEEN TAKEN OVER COMPLETELY BY THE REVOLUTIONARY ARMY UNDER THE COMMAND OF FIELD MARSHAL OKELLO.

  • Description

    ZANZIBAR HAS BEEN TAKEN OVER COMPLETELY BY THE REVOLUTIONARY ARMY UNDER THE COMMAND OF FIELD MARSHAL OKELLO. BRITISH FAMILIES, TOGETHER WITH A NUMBER OF JOURNALISTS, LEFT THE ISLAND YESTERDAY IN THE ROYAL NAVY SURVEY SHIP "OWEN" WITHOUT INCIDENT. OTHER EUROPEANS LEFT BY AIRCRAFT; BUT ABOUT 270 BRITONS ARE STAYING ON IN ZANZIBAR, HAVING PUT THEIR FAITH IN THE GOVERNMENT'S GUARANTEE TO PROTECT BRITISH LIFE AND PROPERTY.

    VISNEWS CAMERAMAN RAY ROBINSON HAS BEEN GIVEN FIELD MARSHAL OKELLO'S SPECIAL PERMISSION TO FILM SCENES OF LIFE ON ZANZIBAR. OTHER NEWSMEN HAVE NOT BEEN SO FORTUNATE, AND FOREIGN CORRESPONDENTS HAVE EITHER LEFT THE ISLAND OR ARE UNDER HOUSE-ARREST. BRITAIN'S HIGH COMMISSIONER, MR. TIM CROSTHWAIT, IS BELIEVED TO HAVE INTERCEDED ON BEHALF OF THE JOURNALISTS IN AN ATTEMPT TO GET THEM TAKEN ABOARD THE "OWEN".

    ON THE ISLAND, LIFE IS GETTING BACK TO NORMAL WITH REGULAR ZANZIBAR POLICE ON TRAFFIC DUTY. THE MARKET IS BUSY, WITH SUPPLIES COMING IN FROM RURAL AREAS, WHILE OTHER FOOD SHOPS ARE OPENING. THE GOVERNMENT IS USING SCHOOLS FOR HUNDREDS OF REFUGEES WHOSE HOMES WERE DESTROYED IN THE FIGHTING. MORE THAN 700 WOMEN AND CHILDREN ARE REPORTED TO BE HOUSED TEMPORARILY IN TWO SCHOOL BUILDINGS.

    THE REVOLUTIONARY GOVERNMENT SPOKESMAN TODAY (SATURDAY) ANNOUNCED THAT THE ISLAND HAD BEEN OFFICIALLY NAMED THE "PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF ZANZIBAR". AT THE SAME TIME HE DENIED THAT FIELD MARSHAL OKELLO HAD DEPOSED PRESIDENT KARUME. "THE GOVERNMENT IS BEING ESTABLISHED IN ITS OWN OFFICES", THE SPOKESMAN SAID. ADDING THAT THE FREEDOM FIGHTERS WERE BEING DISARMED.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAAM3ORQTD4CW4YHGH549F37RHI
    Media URN:
    VLVAAM3ORQTD4CW4YHGH549F37RHI
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    18/01/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:52:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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