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On 30-31 August 1958 London's Notting Hill witnessed serious race rioting. There was some alarm in the country at large. In a report prepared for a main evening news bulletin ITN's Reginald Bosanquet investigated the local black population's views on race relations in Notting Hill. He was joined in the report by the black journalist, Ernest Ickle, who sought to discover what local white residents felt.
This is a British Paramount newsreel report about the 1956 Suez crisis. British Paramount was notably the only British newsreel to make explicit references to there being opposition to the British government's policy and actions. At the time this story was released British and French troops were en route to Egypt, where they would make airborne and sea borne landings.
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