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

R 350.00

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

R 480.00

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

R 700.00

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

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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...

Bandit Mentality: Hunting Insurgents In The Rhodesian Bush War, A Memoir - Lindsay O'Brien

R 495.00

Bandit Mentality captures Lindsay ‘Kiwi’ O’Brien’s Bush War service from 1976–1980 at the coalface of the Rhodesian conflict. Starting in the BSA Police Support Unit, the police professional anti-terrorist battalion, he served across the country as a section leader and a troop commander before joining the UANC political armies as trainer and advisor. Much has been written about the Army’s...

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

R 675.00

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)

R 560.00

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

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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

R 500.00

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)

R 220.00

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

R 160.00

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)

R 450.00

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

R 200.00

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

R 260.00

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

R 220.00

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

R 250.00

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

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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

R 300.00

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...

Dirty War: Rhodesia And Chemical Biological Warfare 1975-1980 - Glenn Cross

R 550.00

Dirty War is the first comprehensive look at the Rhodesia's top secret use of chemical and biological weapons (CBW) during their long counterinsurgency against native African nationalists. Having declared its independence from Great Britain in 1965, the government―made up of European settlers and their descendants―almost immediately faced a growing threat from native African nationalists. In the midst of this long...

Echoes Of An African War - Chas Lotter

R 360.00

" ... 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...

Everywhere! But at Home – Alf Herbst

R 325.00

Everywhere! But at home: My Story of the Rhodesian Corps of Engineers The stories in this book are about young men fighting a war. It tells how they fought, played, cried and how they made friends for life. Young men from all walks of life that went to war knowing that they could die at any time, but they went...

FIREARMS: Developed and Manufactured in Southern Africa 1949 - 2000

R 1,250.00

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

R 260.00

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

R 300.00

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

R 495.00

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...

Hot and Cold: Memoirs Of A Rhodesian SAS Soldier - Brian Jackson

R 280.00

From 1965 to 1980 Rhodesia was involved in a bitter struggle against communist-backed forces intent on overthrowing the country. “C” Squadron Rhodesia Special Air Service played a leading role in the conflict. Four-man SAS call signs operated far and wide in both Mozambique and Zambia taking on the enemy in his own backyard. Long hours of gruelling patrolling and waiting...

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

R 355.00

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

R 395.00

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...

Intake 131: Nineteen Weeks as a Rhodesian Army Officer Cadet - Sandy Sanderson

R 375.00

In 1973, Sandy Sanderson attended School of Infantry in Gwelo, in what was then central Rhodesia, for officer training. Now, more than 40 years on, he has written a book based on the diary he kept. The result is a frank, detailed and sometimes humorous account of the training as it happened. The book will be intriguing to people from...

Into The Vortex - Tom Fulton

R 450.00

INTO THE VORTEX: The Chronicles Of The Life Of A Young Man Growing Up In Colonial Rhodesia.  His loves and his laughs, his exposure to mortal danger and drunken interludes in a town all make up the exciting life of a young, single, Regular Army Officer. All the while, the increasing effects of Rhodesian bush war are bubbling as a...

Mad Dog Killers: The Story Of A Congo Mercenary - Ivan Smith

R 195.00

During that long, hot summer of 1964, Ivan Smith, a mercenary volunteer in the Arme'e Nationale Congolais, came to witness and understand fear, the law of the jungle and the lust for killing that permeates Africa. A member of 'Mad Mike' Hoare's 5 Commando Group he and his companions were nominally soldiers but there was little in the way of...

MAMPARA: Rhodesia Regiment: Moments of Mayhem by a Moronic, Maybe Militant Madman - TOC Walsh

R 260.00

Toc Walsh was conscripted into intake 138 Depot Rhodesia Regiment on 18 April 1974 and endured a year of what he deemed to be ‘military mayhem’. In July 1976, he was drafted again with the 10th Battalion Rhodesia Regiment to continue his wild ride into the maniacal world of combat. The country was in a state of national emergency and all available...

Masodja: The History Of The Rhodesian African Rifles And Its Forerunner, The Rhodesia Native Regiment - Alex Binda

R 500.00

Formed in 1916 as The Rhodesia Native Regiment, its troops were blooded with honour in the East African campaign. Disbanded in 1919, the regiment was re-formed in 1940 during World War II as The Rhodesian African Rifles, seeing action in Burma. In the 1950s, the regiment distinguished itself further during the Malayan Emergency. During the 1960s and 1970s, the regiment...

Matabele Rising - David Hilton Barber

R 250.00

Will a two-state solution bring stability to Zimbabwe? Zimbabwe is not one country; to pretend otherwise is a dangerous hallucination. The country has to be divided into two federal states of Mashonaland and Mthwakazi (Matabeleland).  The Government of Robert Mugabe will never concede to the separation – the genocide of the gukurahundi pays witness to this, Rather it has to...

Motoring Memories Of The British South Africa Police - Barry Woan & Peter Huson

R 300.00

MOTORING MEMORIES OF THE BRITISH SOUTH AFRICA POLICE - Written & compiled by Barry Woan & Peter Huson This book starts with a history of the British South Africa Police (BSAP) Motor Car Club, which would never have existed if it had not been for the enthusiasm of the then Commissioner, Basil Spurling.  It was a success during its short...

Murder in the Zambezi: The Story of the Air Rhodesia Viscounts - Ian Pringle

R 375.00

The crashes of Air Rhodesia Flight RH825 and Air Rhodesia Flight RH827 were two of the deadliest aviation incidents in the history of Zimbabwe—and they weren’t accidents. In this in-depth exploration of a little-known piece of southern African history, Ian Pringle tells a true story of terrorism, sabotage, and survival. Pringle, who lived in Rhodesia at the time of the...

My Memoirs of the British South African Police - John Shaw

R 260.00

My memoirs of the British South African Police 1966 - 1981 ... and a Colonial Upbringing in Northern Rhodesia Throughout the author’s life in Northern Rhodesia (now Zambia) his father was a member of the Northern Rhodesia Police and the author sets about recording various incidents in the life of a youngster growing up on the numerous towns and police stations...

Never Quite A Soldier - A Rhodesian Policeman's War 1971-1982

R 300.00

The author was a Rhodesian policeman during the Bush War days. His first involvement with the war came when he was member-in-charge of Macheke Police Station. Groups of infiltrating ZANLA guerrillas moved into the area and embarked on a murderous campaign targeting both black and white civilians.The war throughout the country escalated and indiscriminate acts of terror like the bomb...

Only My Friends Call Me "Crouks": Rhodesian Reconnaissance Specialist - Dennis Croukamp

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The Rhodesian Bush War. It was a ferocious guerrilla warfare campaign between the regular and elite units of the Rhodesian Army doing battle against Communist-backed terrorist groups in the valleys, jungles and bush country of Rhodesia, Mozambique and Zambia. Warrant Officer Dennis Croukamp fought in the conflict from its beginnings in the 1960's to the very end in 1979, and...

Out Of Action - Chris Cocks

R 260.00

Out of Action is the sequel to the best-selling Fireforce: One Man's War in the Rhodesian Light Infantry. Part 1, "War," chronicles Chris Cocks' final 16 months of combat in the Rhodesian bush war, as a stick leader in PATU, the Police Anti-Terrorist Unit. It is a time of unbelievable cruelty as the part-time white reservists battle overwhelming odds, without...

Out On a Limb - Nick Skipworth-Michell

R 240.00

Having left English public schooling Nick decided that he should return to Rhodesia in 1979 to enlist. This is a story of how, having joined up, he had his leg amputated at the age of 17 and continued to serve as a trained combat medic for both the Rhodesian Forces and later the Zimbabwe National Army. This is his story...

Pilot, Prisoner, Patriot - Air Vice Marshal Hugh Slatter

R 380.00

The book centers on the arrest, torture, imprisonment and trial of the Chief of Staff of the Air Force of Zimbabwe on false charges of treason against the new Government of Zimbabwe, headed by Robert Mugabe. The author, Air Vice Marshal Hugh Slatter, writes of his early childhood and upbringing in Africa (Southern Rhodesia) in the 1950s, followed by his...

Playing Soldiers: Military Memories - Peter Cooper

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Playing Soldiers:  One man’s humorous account of service life in a now forgotten era. Playing Soldiers is Major Cooper’s personal reminiscence of military life, spread over more than forty years and recounting the author’s experiences in four different armies.  Written in a light-hearted, humorous style it recalls some of the now long forgotten aims and ideals strived for and the...

Pride Of Eagles: A History Of The Rhodesian Air Force - Beryl Salt

R 759.00

This is the story of military aviation in Rhodesia from the romantic days of 'bush' flying in the 1920's and '30s-when aircraft were refuelled from jerrycans and landing grounds were often the local golf course-to the disbandment of the Rhodesian Air Force (RhAF) on Zimbabwean independence in 1980. In 1939 the tiny Royal Rhodesian Air Force (RRAF) became the first...

Rhodesia Medal Roll: Honours and Decorations of the Rhodesian Conflict 1970 - 1981 (David Saffery)

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A quarter of a century since the award of the last honours and decorations of the southern African country of Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe), this is your chance to own the definitive roll of medal recipients. Rhodesia Medal Roll is the first book to list all gazetted recipients of Rhodesian honours and decorations from their inception in 1970. It even includes...

Rhodesia Regiment 1899-1981 - Peter Baxter, Hugh Bomford & Gerry van Tonder

R 1,200.00

As the 19th century and Queen Victoria's long reign drew to a close, volunteer squadrons of the Rhodesia regiment, recruited by Colonel Baden-Powell, were positioned along the border with Bechuanaland, to defend Rhodesia against Boer aggression. In 1914 Rhodesians again rallied to the Crown with the formation of two battalions of the Rhodesia Regiment to counter the German presence in...

Rhodesia: Last Outpost Of The British Empire 1890 - 1980 - Peter Baxter

R 355.00

This is the first complete history of Rhodesia, the country founded by Empire Builder, Cecil John Rhodes. It tells how Rhodes’ men engaged Lobengula, the Matabele king, in lengthy negotiations while at the same time seeking a Royal Charter for the British South Africa Company and the right for white pioneers to occupy Mashonaland. It tells of the Pioneer Column...

Rhodesian Air Force Operations & Air Strike Log - Prop Geldenhuys

R 425.00

Rhodesian Air Force Operations with Air Strike Log. This book records the operations of the Rhodesian Air Force. It includes a complete log of all the airstrikes carried out as well as maps where these strikes have been meticously plotted. The maps are printed in full colour. There are numerous black and white photographs that illustrate the text. Paperback, 296...