A Handful of Hard Men: The SAS and the Battle for Rhodesia

R375.00 ZAR

During the West’s great transition into the post-Colonial age, the country of Rhodesia refused to succumb quietly and throughout the 1970s fought back almost alone against Communist-supported elements that it did not believe would deliver proper governance. During this long war many heroes emerged, but none more skilful and courageous than Captain Darrell Watt of the Rhodesian SAS, who placed...

A WALK AGAINST THE STREAM: A Rhodesian National Service Officer's Story Of The Bush War – Tony Ballinger

R475.00 ZAR

A Walk Against The Stream takes a look at the experiences of a young national service officer in the Rhodesian army. This is a true story, encompassing all eighteen months the author spent at Victoria Falls, Rhodesia, facing enemy territory just across the Zambezi river in Zambia. Initially allocated to 4th platoon, 4 Independent company Rhodesia Regiment (RR) as a...

Africa's Commandos: The Rhodesian Light Infantry - Mark Adams & Chris Cocks

R550.00 ZAR

The RLI … killing machine extraordinaire Few, if any, regiments have left their mark on the history of modern warfare as did the Rhodesian Light Infantry. Raised on 1 February 1961 the RLI first evolved into a commando unit then became involved in mundane border-control duties in the Zambezi Valley. Later as the bush war intensified the RLI was to...

Assignment Selous Scouts: Inside Story Of A Rhodesian Special Branch Officer - Jim Parker

R350.00 ZAR

Assignment Selous Scouts is a compelling read and the first book that fully illuminates the day-to-day horrors of the bloody and brutal terror war that was fought in the former Rhodesia against Marxists guerrillas. ZANLA targeted white civilians, particularly farmers, to drive them from the land as well as tribal blacks to bring them onside using a strategy of murder, torture, rape, arson and...

Blue And Old Gold: The History Of The British South Africa Police 1889-1980 - Peter Gibbs, Hugh Phillips & Nick Russell

R650.00 ZAR

Peter Gibbs was born in London in 1903, educated at Aldenham, and lived in Bulawayo since 1936. A number of his books have been published in London and New York. He served in the BSA Police Reserve for 21 years, retiring with the rank of reserve superintendent. He was awarded the MBE in 1964. He is deceased. Hugh Phillips was...

Book of Remembrance: Rhodesia Native Regiment & Rhodesian African Rifles, 1916–1981 (Gerry van Tonder)

R550.00 ZAR

Book of Remembrance: Rhodesia Native Regiment & Rhodesian African Rifles, 1916–1981 (Gerry van Tonder) Over the years since 1980 when Rhodesia became Zimbabwe, much has been written and recorded about the various regiments that served the country of Rhodesia from the early pioneers in the 1890's, right through to the day that these fine units marched off their respective parade...

Bush Pig - District Cop: Service with the British South Africa Police in the Rhodesian Conflict 1965-79 - Ivan Smith

R495.00 ZAR

This is the story of one man's service in the British South Africa Police of Rhodesia during his service of nearly fifteen years, between the years 1965 and 1979, and in many ways forms a sequel to the author's book Mad Dog Killers. The struggle to keep Rhodesia out of black nationalist hands started in late 1964 and ended with...

Bush War Operator: Memoirs of the Rhodesian Light Infantry, Selous Scouts and Beyond - Andrew Balaam

R495.00 ZAR

From the searing heat of the Zambezi Valley to the freezing cold of the Chimanimani Mountains in Rhodesia, from the bars in Port St Johns in the Transkei to the Drakensberg Mountains in South Africa, this is the story of one man's fight against terror, and his conscience. Anyone living in Rhodesia during the 1960s and 1970s would have had...

BUSH WAR RHODESIA 1966-1980 (Peter Baxter)

R215.00 ZAR

AFRICA@WAR SERIES: VOLUME 17 BUSH WAR RHODESIA 1966-1980 It has been over three decades since the Union Jack was lowered on the colony of Rhodesia, but the bitter and divisive civil war that preceded it has continued to endure as a textbook counter-insurgency campaign fought between a mobile, motivated and highly trained Rhodesian security establishment and two constituted liberations movements motivated,...

Bwana Wa Polisi: The Story Of A Policeman's Life In England, Nyasaland And Bechuanaland, 1952 -1967 - Christopher Bean

R150.00 ZAR

Christopher Bean was born into a police family in Yorkshire and joined the West Riding Constabulary as a cadet in 1952. For the next fifteen years or so he continued a career in the police service, in the Royal Corps of Military Police, the West Riding Constabulary, the Nyasaland Police and finally the Bechuanaland Protectorate Police. This account re-lives his...

Chibaya Moyo: The Rhodesian African Rifles - An Anthology, 1939-1981 (Andy Telfer & Russell Fulton)

R475.00 ZAR

Chibaya Moyo: The Rhodesian African Rifles - An Anthology, 1939-1981 (Andy Telfer & Russell Fulton) Chibaya Moyo, ‘Strike to the Heart’ in Shona, is an anthology of stories and anecdotes from those who served with the Masodja, the all-volunteer black soldiers of the Rhodesian African Rifles, a proud African regiment that fought with distinction in two world wars, the Malayan...

Clouds in the Wind - Ian Mackenzie

R175.00 ZAR

This NOVEL is set predominantly in the mid to late '70's when the Rhodesian Bush War was at its height, before the Lancaster House agreement and the birth of Zimbabwe.  The winds of change are blowing through Africa and like clouds, lives are being fragmented, altered or blotted out in an instant.  It is the story of Andy Mason, a decorated...

Counter-Strike From The Sky: The Rhodesian All-Arms Fireforce In The War In The Bush, 1974-1980 - JRT Wood

R250.00 ZAR

On 11 November 1965, Rhodesian Prime Minister Ian Smith unilaterally declared his country independent of Britain. International sanctions were immediately instituted against the minority white regime as Robert Mugabe’s ZANLA and Joshua Nkomo’s ZIPRA armies commenced their armed struggle, the ‘Chimurenga’, the war of liberation. As Communist-trained guerrillas flooded the country, the beleaguered Rhodesians, hard-pressed for manpower and military resources,...

Dead Leaves: Two Years in the Rhodesian War - Dan Wylie

R215.00 ZAR

It is January, 1978. Groups of nervous, dutiful white conscripts begin their National Service with Rhodesia's security forces. Ian Smith's minority regime is in its dying days and negotiations towards majority rule are already under way. For these inexperienced eighteen-year-olds, there is nothing to do but go on fighting, and hold the line while the transition happens around them. Dead...

Delta Scout: Ground Coverage Operator - Tony Trethowan

R245.00 ZAR

As a young Patrol Officer, Tony Tretowan was to experience rural life in remote stations in the bush of Matabeleland. He embraced the experience and learned Sindebele within a few months. The book is richly interspersed with anecdotes of wild frontier life - of rowdy prospectors, obstreperous farmers, maverick hunters and bizarre eccentrics. He deals with a wide array of...

Demand A Brave Heart - Barry Stranack

Sold Out

The autobiography of Barry Stranack's life, some of which were in the military. He details his life within the Rhodesian Light Infantry before serving as an under age mercenary with 5 Commando in the Congo for 18 months during the 60's. Returning to Rhodesia, he served as a clandestine Operator in the famous Selous Scouts.  This is a book which...

Dingo Firestorm: The Greatest Battle Of The Rhodesian Bush War - Ian Pringle

R295.00 ZAR

On 23 November 1977, an armada of helicopters and airplanes took off from Rhodesian airbases and crossed the border into Mozambique. Their objective: to attack the headquarters of the Zimbabwe African National Liberation Army, where thousands of enemy forces were concentrated. Codenamed Operation Dingo, the raid was planned to coincide with a meeting of Robert Mugabe and his war council...

Echoes Of An African War - Chas Lotter

R345.00 ZAR

" ... only the poets of the First World War have captured so compellingly the many moods of the young soldiers" -Prof Marcia Leveson (President English Academy of Southern Africa)The soldier poet of southern Africa matches his haunting poetry with authentic photos, paintings and sketches to tell the story of the Rhodesian bush war. Echoes of an African War follows...

FIREARMS: Developed and Manufactured in Southern Africa 1949 - 2000

R1,150.00 ZAR

Two hundred and twenty local firearms are covered in this new reference guide. The full story of these firearms and of the people who designed them has never before been told. This new firearms reference guide is the result of eight years of hard work tracing and interviewing key people, scanning original documents and taking original photographs. This book comprehensively covers the...

Fireforce: One Man's War In The Rhodesia Light Infantry - Chris Cocks

R250.00 ZAR

Fireforce is the compelling, brutal but true account of Chris Cocks’ service in 3 Commando, The Rhodesian Light Infantry, during Zimbabwe’s bitter civil war of the ’70s—a war that came to be known almost innocuously as ‘the bush war’.  ‘Fireforce’, a tactic of total airborne envelopment, was developed and perfected by the RLI, together with the Selous Scouts and the Rhodesian...

Four-War Boer: The Century And Life Of Pieter Arnoldus Krueler

R295.00 ZAR

The amazing life of Pieter Krueler (1885-1986) provides a window into a full century of conflict such as one man rarely experiences. Four-War Boer traces Krueler's highly colorful life from the Second Boer War, where he first served as a 14-year-old scout, through his service in World War I with the German army in East Africa, to the Spanish Civil...

Green Leader: Operation Gatling, The Rhodesian Military's Response To The Viscount Tragedy – Ian Pringle

R650.00 ZAR

On 3 September 1978, a Russian-supplied heat-seeking missile shot down an Air Rhodesia Viscount civilian airliner shortly after it took off from the lakeside holiday resort of Kariba in the Zambezi Valley. Miraculously, 18 people, including small children, survived the crash only for most of them to be gunned down in cold blood shortly after the crash by terrorists loyal...

I am Soldier of Fortune: Dancing with Devils - Lt. Colonel Robert K. Brown, USAR (Ret.)

R350.00 ZAR

Robert K. Brown, former Green Beret, after a bizarre military career that succeeded in getting him kicked out of Special Forces not once but twice, and completing the Command and General Staff College without a security clearance, while meantime being wounded in Nam, finally found his true calling as a publisher.  Thirty-eight years ago he launched an upstart magazine from...

Insignia And History Of The Rhodesian Armed Forces 1890 - 1980 (4th Edition) - Col Dudley Wall

R395.00 ZAR

This book is a record of the insignia and history of the Rhodesian armed forces from inception to 1980. Rhodesia had a fascinating history that characterised the pioneer spirit of early Africa. The continent of Africa was in a stage of being colonised by the various European countries. The pioneers of Rhodesia followed in the footsteps of the early Portuguese...