Political meetings over situation in Rhodesia, and nuclear deterrents.
Item title reads - Politics in action.
Pan from Whitehall to Downing Street. C/U Downing St. M/S cars and police outside Number 10. C/U Mercedes with the German Federal Flag, pan down to number plate '1 Ger'. M/S German Foreign Minister Gerhard Schroeder and others outside number 10, they are there to discuss nuclear deterrents. M/S as Schroeder and others walk down steps towards camera on way to Foreign Office. M/S Foreign Office. C/U sign 'Foreign Office'. C/U's British Foreign Secretary Michael Stewart with Schroeder.
Intertitle - 'Nairobi'. M/S plane taxiing in. M/S President Nyerere of Tanzania shaking hands with President Jomo Kenyatta of Kenya. C/U of the two men. L/S of the State House. M/S Coat of Arms. M/S Premier Milton Obote of Uganda getting out of his car. M/S as he poses and waves before walking into State House. Interior M/S as Jomo Kenyatta leads Nyerere and Obote into Conference Room. M/S chandelier, pan down to show the three leaders seated at table, they are discussing the Rhodesian problem. C/U Kenyatta. M/S Nyerere, Kenyatta and Obote.
Intertitle - 'Rhodesia' (now Zimbabwe). M/S gates of the Governor's residence in Salisbury, pan across guards outside the gates. M/S Humphrey Gibbs walking down steps from cathedral. Various interior shots of press conference being held by Ian Smith who heads illegal Government there. M/S's Smith making statements. M/S gates of the Governor's residence showing that the Guards are no longer there. M/S empty sentry box. C/U telephone terminal in the box showing that telephone has been ripped out. M/S of the Governor's residence. M/S crested crane in the grounds. Various shots as Captain Owen lowers the Union Jack. C/U Owen folding up flag. M/S's as he walks away towards Governor's House.