• Short Summary

    POLICE AND UNITS OF THE RHODESIA AFRICA RIFLES (RAR) HAVE MOVED INTO THE AREA OF MREWA, 60 MILES FROM SALISBURY.

  • Description


    ROLL ONE. -- CHIEFS AND HEADMEN AFTER A MEETING WITH THE DISTRICT COMMISSIONER, AN ARMY CHECKPOINT WITH AFRICAN TROOPS STOPPING ALL TRAFFIC, AN ARMY CAMP HIDDEN BEHIND THICK BUSH, AND SCENES AROUND THE CAMP. ROLL TWO. -- AN AIR FORCE HELICOPTER TAKING OFF, RAR PLATOON FORMING UP, DESTROYED CATTLE DIP TANKS WHICH HAD BEEN FILLED WITH STICKS AND STONES, POLICE RADIO COMMUNICATIONS VAN, HELICOPTER LANDING, AND OFFICERS PLANNING FURTHER OPERATIONS.



    Roll No. 2.



    Helicopter of the Rhodesian Air Force taking off on one of the routine patrols.



    Platoon of the R.A.R. Rhodesian African Rifles forming up.



    General scenes of cattle dip tank recently destroyed by the thugs.



    The roof was removed and the dip was filled with sticks and stones.



    Police radio communications van.



    Helicopter landing, officers getting out.



    Officers planning tomorrows operation.



    C/U of map etc.



    officers talking.




    Initials



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: POLICE AND UNITS OF THE RHODESIA AFRICA RIFLES (RAR) HAVE MOVED INTO THE AREA OF MREWA, 60 MILES FROM SALISBURY. THE ACTION FOLLOWS RECENT OUTBREAKS OF INTIMIDATION AND VIOLENCE.

    CATTLE DIPS HAVE BEEN DESTROYED, CATTLE MAIMED, STORES BURNED, AND AFRICANS BEATEN UP BY TEENAGE GANGS - SOME HAVING THEIR LEGS AND ARMS BROKEN.

    THE DESTROYING OF CATTLE DIPS HAS PRESENTED SERIOUS PROBLEMS. CATTLE IS RHODESIA'S SECOND BIGGEST INDUSTRY, AND NOW THERE IS A THREAT OF CATTLE DISEASE BREAKING OUT.

    SOME 80,000 AFRICANS LIVE IN THE AREA. MANY OF THEM -- ESPECIALLY THE TRIBAL ELDERS AND THOSE WHO HAVE DEFIED THE GANGS -- HAVE WELCOMED THE SECURITY OPERATION. THE REPORTED AIM OF THE INTIMIDATION HAS BEEN TO BREAK UP THE TRIBAL SYSTEM, THEREFORE REMOVING MANY OF THE TRADITIONAL POWERS OF THE CHIEFS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAEITDRSMPHK95Q9Z0W2M8IN9JX
    Media URN:
    VLVAEITDRSMPHK95Q9Z0W2M8IN9JX
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/12/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:05:18:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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