• Short Summary

    White Rhodesians voting in majority rule referendum.

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    No title. Elections in Rhodesia (Zimbabwe) - population votes for no majority rule in referendum, Salisbury.

    Tracking shots crowd of black people lining street. Various shots white woman giving instructions to black man up a tree who is hanging a "No" poster. M/S posters on tree - some say "yes", most say "no". C/U the poster. M/S line of posters on railings, pan across to people voting in street. M/S ditto. M/S line of people leaning over table voting, they are all white. Top shot white soldiers voting. M/S ditto. Top shot Prime Minister of Southern Rhodesia Ian Smith and Mrs. Smith arriving to vote. M/S ditto as they walk towards polling station. C/U as they are greeted by man outside polling station. C/U board, "Polling Station". M/S as Mr. and Mrs. Smith enter polling station.

    Angle shot flag flying at Government House, Salisbury. L/S Government House, pan to Sir Humphrey Gibb, Governor of Southern Rhodesia, walking around garden with friend. Various shots ditto. C/U Sir Humphrey. M/S as Sir Humphrey turns and walks towards Government House on his own.

    Narrator points out that Ian Smith secured victory by limiting the electorate; 12 white people voted to every black person.

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    Film ID:
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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:04:05:00 / 01:05:15:00

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