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Segment 3 (Ian Smith's Fire Force) #496243

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Oct 17, 1978
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(Studio) Report on Rhodesian army, organization under rule of Prime Min. Ian Smith and now responsible to transition government Prediction from United States State Department and elsewhere that Rhodesia will eventually lose war with black guerrillas stated.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Rhodesia) Details given about Rhodesian army, its problems and strengths. Problems with size of army and in getting modern weapons noted. Makeup of army, black and white, and degree of participation of members in fighting guerrillas stated. Training process reported Details given about so-called fire force. Rhodesia's extensive use of paratroopers and method in which they are used said to be unique in history of warfare; these described. Use of some planes used in World War II cited. Upcoming report outlined.
REPORTER: Nicholas Downey

Chancellor, John;
Downey, Nicholas

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