RHODESIA: A Break in the Deadlock

"I am not here to be hopeful," declared Lord Goodman, Britain's portly envoy to the breakaway colony of Rhodesia, as he flew into Salisbury for the third time this year. But after two days of talks with Rhodesian Prime Minister Ian Smith and his Cabinet, Lord Goodman was optimistic. Nearly six years after Smith made a unilateral declaration of independence from Britain, the Rhodesians and the British seemed to have made progress toward a compromise that might restore Rhodesia to colonial status—if only temporarily. The chance of a settlement, according to London...

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