Harold Wilson declares Unilateral Declaration of Independence in Rhodesia illegal.
Item title reads - U.D.I. fateful decision.
Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe). U.D.I. (Unilateral Declaration of Independence).
M/S black people walking through park in Salisbury, Rhodesia. M/S pan African women walking through park. M/S others sitting on a bench. M/S tall office buildings in Salisbury. M/S's white women and men walking in street. C/U Downing Street. C/U Pan as Edward Heath arrives at Number 10. C/U Liberal leader Jo Grimmond. L/S crowd. M/S Foreign Minister Mr Stewart leaving Number 10. M/S as Denis Healey leaves. M/S press photographers. M/S as Paymaster General George Wigg leaves. M/S as Commonwealth Relations Secretary Arthur Bottomley leaves. L/S as Prime Minister Harold Wilson comes out of number 10 to declare the U.D.I. in Rhodesia illegal. C/U as he gets into his car.
M/S Houses of Parliament. M/S as Wilson drives through. M/S's Rhodesia House. C/U black man looking in window. L/S window of Rhodesia House with picture of Ian Smith and Government. C/U newspaper poster "Rhodesia, Smith does it." C/U man reading paper. M/S man buying paper. C/U newspaper headline "Rhodesia quits official." M/S tobacco leaf, Britain will no longer import tobacco from Rhodesia until legal Government is restored. M/S tobacco plant, pan across. Various shots of people walking amongst sacks of tobacco leaves. L/S people outside. M/S Ian Smith. M/S press men. M/S as Smith smiles and gets in car.