RHODESIA: Savagery and Terror

Salisbury's problem, as always, is that it cannot stop the war

Under a bright winter sun, twelve victims of a brutal massacre in eastern Rhodesia were buried last week in graves shadowed by the jacaranda trees of Umtali municipal cemetery. The victims were either white missionaries or the relatives of missionaries, and they included three small children and a three-week-old baby.

All had been killed in an attack by guerrillas based in neighboring Mozambique; several of the bodies had been mutilated.

The Rev. Ronald Chapman, head of the Elim Pentecostal Mission, where the...

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