• Short Summary

    A FORMER BRITISH COMMONWEALTH SECRETARY, MR. DUNCAN SANDYS, IS IN RHODESIA ON A PRIVATE FACT-FINDING?

  • Description

    A FORMER BRITISH COMMONWEALTH SECRETARY, MR. DUNCAN SANDYS, IS IN RHODESIA ON A PRIVATE FACT-FINDING VISIT. IN SALISBURY YESTERDAY (WEDNESDAY), HE TALKS WITH THE RHODESIAN REBEL LEADER, MR. IAN SMITH.

    MR. SANDYS, WHO IS NOW A BACKBENCH MEMBER OF THE CONSERVATIVE OPPOSITION IN THE HOUSE OF COMMONS, ARRIVED IN SALISBURY LAST SUNDAY FOR WHAT HE CALLED A "LOOK AND LISTEN" VISIT, LASTING A WEEK. HE SAID HE WANTED TO SEE A SPEEDY END TO THE "TRAGIC RIFT" BETWEEN BRITAIN AND RHODESIA.

    HE HAS ALREADY CALLED ON THE GOVERNOR, SIR HUMPHREY GIBBS, WHO IS NOT RECOGNISED BY THE REBEL REGIME. YESTERDAY'S MEETING WITH MR. SMITH LASTED TWO HOURS. MR. SANDYS SAID THEY HAD "VERY FRANK AND WIDE-RANGING TALKS". HE SAID HE WOULD BE SEEING MR. SMITH AGAIN BEFORE RETURNING TO LONDON.

    (MR. SANDYS IS THE MOST SENIOR CONSERVATIVE MEMBER OF PARLIAMENT AFTER THE FORMER FOREIGN SECRETARY, MR. SELWYN LLOYD, TO VISIT RHODESIA SINCE THE ILLEGAL SEIZURE OF INDEPENDENCE (LAST NOVEMBER).

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    Film ID:
    VLVACFPUIQ30HT4YFSK2HL8BWOA3F
    Media URN:
    VLVACFPUIQ30HT4YFSK2HL8BWOA3F
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/07/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:45:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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