• Short Summary

    WITH THE BREAK UP OF THE CENTRAL AFRICAN FEDERATION, THE RHODESIAN LIGHT INFANTRY, AT PRESENT ATTACHED TO THE FEDERAL ARMY, WILL BECOME THE PRINCIPLE UNIT OF SOUTHERN RHODESIA'S ARMY.

  • Description

    1.
    GV JEEP ENTERS BARRACKS.
    0.05

    2.
    MV SOLDIER WITH CHEETAH.
    0.16

    3.
    CU CHEETAH WALKING.
    0.20

    4.
    MV PAN..CHEETAH WITH TROOPS.
    0.36

    5.
    CU OFFICER.
    0.40

    6.
    MV CHEETAH PLAYING.
    0.47

    7.
    CU OFFICERS.
    0.50

    8.
    MV SOLDIERS RUN TO OBSTACLE COURSE.
    0.55

    9.
    MV SOLDIERS OVER POLES.
    1.04

    10.
    MV DITTO.
    1.10

    11.
    CU SERGEANT.
    1.15

    12.
    GV OBSTACLE COURSE.
    1.18

    13.
    CU MEN UNDER BARBED WIRE.
    1.23

    14.
    MV MEN EMERGE.
    1.30

    15.
    MV MEN OVER POLES.
    1.40

    16.
    GV PAN..BARRACKS.
    1.55



    Initials JM/S/RM/PB



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: WITH THE BREAK UP OF THE CENTRAL AFRICAN FEDERATION, THE RHODESIAN LIGHT INFANTRY, AT PRESENT ATTACHED TO THE FEDERAL ARMY, WILL BECOME THE PRINCIPLE UNIT OF SOUTHERN RHODESIA'S ARMY.

    VISNEWS CAMERAMAN RECENTLY VISITED THE BATTALLION IN ITS BRAND NEW BARRACKS NEAR SALISBURY, AND WAS SURPRISED TO MEET THE UNIT'S MASCOT - A CHEETAH. IN FACT THE BATTALLION HAS TWO CHEETAH MASCOTS, BUT ONE HAS GOT PAST THE STAGE OF ACCEPTING ORDERS. LATER HE WATCHED THE TROOPS IN EXERCISES OVER THE TOUGH ASSAULT COURSE.

    THE RHODESIAN LIGHT INFANTRY, IS A REGULAR, ALL-WHITE UNIT, OFFICERED BY EUROPEANS. THE REST OF SOUTHERN RHODESIA'S ARMY WILL BE MADE UP OF MIXED TERRITORIAL UNITS, ALSO WITH EUROPEAN OFFICERS.

    (AT THE VICTORIA FALLS CONFERENCE IN JULY, IT WAS AGREED THAT CONSULTATION SHOULD TAKE PLACE BETWEEN THE GOVERNMENTS CONCERNED, ON THE DIVISION OF THE FEDERAL FORCES IT IS EXPECTED THAT THE LARGER PROPORTION - BOTH ARMY AND AIR - WILL GO TO SOUTHERN RHODESIA.)

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAEN395VZE7COGWL3LCN91YZRW8
    Media URN:
    VLVAEN395VZE7COGWL3LCN91YZRW8
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/10/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:53:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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