• Short Summary

    Commonwealth Premiers meet in London & South African Prime Minster assassinated.

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    AS. Commonwealth flags flying over Marlborough House, & AS. CU. Britain's Prime Minister Harold Wilson lighting up his pipe at the start of the conference in Marlborough House. General view, the conference in progress. SV. Representative from Zambia, Mr Simon Kapwepwe, Foreign Minister, & CU. Pan to President of Uganda, Dr Milton Obote. LV. Delegates around table. SV. Prime Minister of Malawi, Dr Hastings Banda, & CU. SV. Prime Minister of Canada, Lester Pearson on left and Prime Minister of Australia H. E. Holt on right. SCU. Prime Minister of Nigeria Mr Ogundipe. SV. Prime Minister of Malta, Mr Borg Olivier. SV. Prime Minister of Guyana, Mr Forbes Burnham. SV. Prime Minister of Singapore, Mr Lee Kuan Yew. CU. Prime Minister of New Zealand, Mr K. J. Holyoake. GV. Prime Ministers around conference table.

    CU. Newspaper placard 'Verwoerd Assassinated'. GV. South Africa House. GV. An official of South Africa House closing main gates, & CU. SV. People chatting together outside South Africa House, & LV. & SCU. CU. B man in crowd. SV. Pan, President of South Africa Dr H. F. Verwoerd walking through crowds at some South African celebration. GV. Mass crowds assembling to listen to Verwoerd's speech. LV. Verwoerd walks to mike to address crowds. Top view, mass crowds waving. SV. Verwoerd at microphone addressing crowd, & CU. SV. Pan, Verwoerd walks up to rostrum to address crowds just prior to attempted assassination. LV. Crowd - gun fire shot to be put over this scene. LV. Verwoerd after being shot. SV. Officials on platform grappling with the assassin. CU. Press camera. CU. An official holding Verwoerd's face in his hands, blood streaming from Verwoerd's face. CU. Pan, officials grappling with assassin and rushing him away. CU. Officials wiping Verwoerd's face. SV. Officials handing up stretcher, & LV. SV. Officials helping with stretcher. SV. Verwoerd being carried away on stretcher - this is the assassination attempt made six years ago.

    Note in the old record reads: Dr Verwoerd assassinated on 6th of September 1966.

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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:40:51:00 / 01:43:11:00

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