ABOUT THE AUTHORS:
Hanlie Snyman Wroth is a former teacher who spent some time teaching refugee learners from Angola and Mozambique. She has been a Sales Manager at Oxford University Press, and later International Sales Manager at Juta, but now retired and painting full time at their beach home in St Helena Bay. She is a prolific reader, who believes that she has a serious dose of ‘abibliophobia’: the book lover’s greatest fear: running out of reading material. She is an ex-air force wife, and her husband Charlie ‘Backseat’ Wroth spent sixteen years in the SAAF, as a navigator on bombers and transport aircraft. He also spent time on the ground in Angola. As the mother of a soldier in the British Parachute Regiment, she is also well read in the modern war in Afghanistan, seeing that her son and husband had spent a number of years there. She has a great interest in the causes and results of worldwide wars through the ages.
Gerry van Tonder was born in Bulawayo in 1955. He joined the Ministry of Internal Affairs (Intaf) in January 1975, stationed at Karoi. He was then posted to Mt Darwin as District Officer. He was the Returning Officer for Rushinga during the Zimbabwean elections, liaising with election supervisors and returned guerrillas. He administers his own website, The Rhodesian Soldier and is webmaster of the Facebook page, The Fallen. He has co-authored Rhodesian Combined Forces Roll of Honour 1966-1981, Rhodesia Regiment 1899-1981, and Rhodesian Native Regiment/Rhodesian African Rifles Book of Remembrance. Gerry has a column in the monthly Rhodesian Service Association newsletter, Contact! and is the administrator of the Facebook memorial page to Rhodesian armed forces, The Fallen. He has his own website, http://www.rhodesiansoldier.com. He lives in the UK.
Well done. There are many more of these. Thank you
I really enjoyed the format and manner in which it was written. It took me back to my days and rekindled a number of memories - both good and bad.
Fantastic read . Brought back great memories and at times tears to my eyes ! Recommended for all who took part in the " Border War "
A really good read !!
As one of the contributors it is with pride that I can claim association. Credit is due to Hanlie and her support team who have turned a mass of individual and group recollections (sad, happy and hardships) into a piece of enjoyable easy reading. The use of the various comments extracted from actual threads and comments on social media certainly bring out the best of camaraderie amongst those who were there. A truly unique compilation that is well laid out with explanatory side notes. A certainly recommendable publication.