Operation Enterprise: The Battle for Salisbury, Rhodesia - Nick Skipworth-Michell

R 250.00

Operation ENTERPRISE was the most successful internal operation of the Rhodesian war, and arguably the most important, being fiercely fought just 20 km’s north of Salisbury. It foiled ZANLA’s plan to infiltrate the Capital and disrupt the elections in April 1979 which brought about the transitional Government of Zimbabwe Rhodesia. Deployment tactics for as many as three contacts in a...

THE BLACK BOOTS: The History of the BSAP Support Unit

R 1,250.00

Historical lineage from 1898 through the Rhodesian Bush War with personal experiences of life in the Unit. The horrors of war, pain, fear, sadness, success, honor and relief. Perfect for the coffee table immersed with never seen before photographs in black and white as well as color and guaranteed to get your guests talking as well as the stories flowing...

The Uncomfortable Truth: An In Depth Study into The Rhodesian Viscount Tragedies - Geoffrey Alp

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A detailed examination of the Viscount tragedies in Rhodesia. Includes a technical review of the Strela ground to air missile and Vickers Viscount. A lot of questions get asked about the Viscount tragedies. Here are some that are addressed in the book.1. How did a journalist know it was aground to air missile before the forensic and crash investigation had been completed? 2....

Sitting Target: Working in Rhodesia's Bush War - Lindsay O'Brien

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1973. Rhodesia. An outlawed state with an infant insurgency smouldering in the northeast border regions. That’s when I stumbled unintentionally into farm work north of a pinprick sized village of Centenary. Named after the centenary of the birth of Cecil Rhodes (1853 – 1902), the region boasted the best tobacco growing conditions in the world. Using cheap African labour and...

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Chibaya Moyo 2: The Rhodesian African Rifles: An Anthology of Anecdotes

R 850.00 R 795.00

Chibaya Moyo 2: The Rhodesian African Rifles: An Anthology of Anecdotes - Andy Telfer & Russell Fulton Chibaya Moyo, 'Strike to the Heart' in chiShona, 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 regiment that fought with distinction in two world wars, the...

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SAS Action in Africa: Terrorists, Poachers and Civil War C Squadron Operations, 1968–1980 - Michael Graham

R 550.00 R 495.00

This gripping action-packed book is the eagerly awaited sequel to the best-selling Secret SAS Missions in Africa. C Squadron SAS, comprising dedicated battle-hardened veterans, operated against ruthless terrorist groups, trained and equipped by the Chinese and Russians between 1968 and 1980.The Author, who rose to be the Squadron Second-in-Command, is superbly qualified to tell the inside story of their daring...

THE ELITE: The Story of the Rhodesian Special Air Service - Barbara Cole

R 550.00

The Rhodesian Special Air Service, one of the most formidable fighting forces in the world, operated almost exclusively across the borders during the long bitter bush war, undertaking deep-penetration missions against insurgents being harboured inside neighbouring Mozambique and Zambia. There were missions into Botswana too, and at one stage, SAS men were operating without benefit of passports in all three...

THE RWANDAN PATRIOTIC FRONT 1990-1994

R 395.00

AFRICA@WAR SERIES: VOLUME 24 THE RWANDAN PATRIOTIC FRONT 1990-1994 On 1 October 1990, hundreds of Banyarawanda militants that served with the Ugandan Army deserted their posts to form the Rwandan Patriotic Front (RPF) and invade Rwanda. Thus began the Rwandan Civil War, which was to culminate in the famous genocide of nearly one million of Tutsi and moderate Hutus, in...

Survival Course: Rhodesian Denouement and the War of Self - Chris Cocks

R 350.00

The sequel to the bestselling “Fireforce: One Mans’s War in the Rhodesian Light Infantry”, “Survival Course” covers the final 18 months of the Bush War in Rhodesia when Chris Cocks served as a stick leader in PATU (Police Anti-Terrorist Unit). The account continues into the post-1980 Zimbabwean independence period with the author’s messy attempts at adjusting to life as a...

The Rhodesian SAS: They Who Dared - Andy Ryan

R 295.00

From the Author of ‘BRAVO TEN’, the explosive true story of some of the greatest secret operations of the Rhodesian SAS…. At the height of the cold war, the small landlocked country of Rhodesia found herself ranged against two powerful communist terrorist armies who, in turn, were backed by Soviet Russia and China. The strategic aim of both backers was...

Commando: Shoot To Kill - Peter Rische

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Ranged against two powerful communist terrorist armies, the small, under-equipped army of Rhodesia defied all military convention by not only resisting the onslaught, but taking the fight to the very heart of the ZIPRA and ZANLA terrorist machines. The efforts of the Rhodesian army and air force shocked the world; how could such a small force of men repel the...

Rhodesian Special Branch: Pseudo Warfare - Digby Pocock

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Rhodesian Special Branch Pseudo Warfare This is a fascinating and remarkable tale of one man’s valiant determination to help save his country, Rhodesia, from Soviet and Chinese Communist backed radicals, as they unleashed brutal force on the rural population of Rhodesia.In order to outsmart the terrorist intelligence network, he reverted to a pseudo warfare roll, locating and attacking terrorist in...

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...

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

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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...

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...

Total Onslaught: War and Revolution in Southern Africa (1945-2018) - Paul Moorcraft

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The end of the Second World War may have heralded peace in Europe but conflicts in Southern Africa were about to begin. The imperial powers were weakened by the cost of war and a string of wars challenged colonial rule in countries such as Namibia, Angola and Rhodesia. Once independence was achieved, civil wars between rival factions unfamiliar with democratic...

The Rhodesian Civil War (1966-1979) - John Frame

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One of the most tragic wars in Southern Africa's history, the Rhodesian Civil War, raged for over a decade. Spanning from 1966 to 1979, the seeds for this conflict were sown almost a century earlier when, in 1889, the British South Africa Company was granted a Royal Charter to occupy land north of the Limpopo River. An inevitable clash of...

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...

The Bleed - John R. Cronin

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These memoirs are a 35-year window into the life of someone who patrolled with Marine Recon in the jungles of Vietnam, jumped into action with the Rhodesian Light Infantry's Fire Force, infiltrated guerrilla groups on counterinsurgency operations with the Selous Scouts and later waded through the war in Beirut. It's not just a war story - though there are stories...

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We Dared to Win: The SAS in Rhodesia - Hannes Wessels with Andre Scheepers

R 350.00 R 295.00

In his own words Andre Scheepers describes his childhood on a farm, learning about the bush from his African friends, and becoming a soldier. The family had to leave the farm after being ambushed by terrorists. A quiet, introspective deep thinker, Andre started out as a trooper in the Rhodesian Light Infantry commandos and was hectically engaged in Fire-Force combat...

The Forever Boys: The Story of Intake 146 - Steve Lunderstedt

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The Forever Boys: The Story of Rhodesian National Service Intake 146 (June 1975 - March 1977) - Compiled and collated by Steve Lunderstedt. A4, softcover, 152 pages with color and b&w photos and maps. The book is accompanied by The Forever Boys - Pictorial, a 24 page magazine packed with photos. Privately published in 2015. Limited to 120 copies.  

Watch My Tracer - Keith Chisnall

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A third generation Rhodesian tells the story of his upbringing on a farm and his days learning to track and survive in the bush. Later he would use this knowledge in operational conditions during the Rhodesian Civil War. In classic Special Branch style, you will not find an account of a unit called Pachedu in the history books, but it...

SPIDER ZERO SEVEN - Mike Borlace SCR

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Silver Cross recipient, Mike Borlace is considered to be one of the most experienced combat helicopter pilots of recent times. Now he collates his experiences in this compelling wartime memoir set against the backdrop of the civil war fought in Rhodesia during the 1970s. Helicopters were a vital component of the small Rhodesian Defence Force and as part of special forces,...

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...

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...

Secret SAS Missions in Africa: C Squadrons Counter-Terrorist Operations 1968 - 1980 (Michael Graham )

R 495.00

This fascinating book is the first to cover the little known C Squadron of the Special Air Service. Operating in Africa, the Squadron was involved in almost continuous counter communist terrorist operations over the period 1968 to 1980. In the unstable final stages of British colonial and white rule, the Squadron was never short of action. African nationalist movements, backed...

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...

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...

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

R 495.00 R 395.00

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...

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...

SPECIAL AIR SERVICE: The Men Speak - Jonathan Pittaway

R 675.00

Until now little has been known about the Rhodesian contribution to the history of the SAS. Now at last the men themselves tell their own stories of the exploits of that Special Forces unit during the Bush War and the years before. SAS Rhodesia provides a comprehensive account of the origins and history of this famous Special Forces unit, as told...

FIREARMS: Developed and Manufactured in Southern Africa 1949 - 2000

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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...

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...

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...

The Fuzileiros: Portuguese Marines in Africa, 1961-1974 (John P Cann)

R 395.00

AFRICA@WAR SERIES: VOLUME 25 The Fuzileiros: Portuguese Marines in Africa, 1961-1974 In 1961, Portugal found itself fighting a war to retain its colonial possessions and preserve the remnants of its Empire. It was almost completely unprepared to do so, and this was particularly evident in its ability to project power and to control the vast colonial spaces of Africa. Following...

THE EQUUS MEN: Rhodesia’s Mounted Infantry: The Grey’s Scouts 1896-1980 - Alex Binda

R 1,500.00

This all new work by accomplished military historian Alexandre Binda, former paymaster to the Grey’s Scouts, tables the remarkable story of Rhodesia’s mounted infantry, the Grey’s Scouts. Working closely with the last commanding officer, squadron commanders and a whole host of regimental personalities, all of whom have given The Equus Men their unequivocal support Binda has enjoyed unparalled access to...

Demand A Brave Heart - Barry Stranack

R 475.00

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...

SELOUS SCOUTS: The Men Speak - Jonathan Pittaway

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Breaking with conventional military thinking, the Rhodesian Selous Scouts perfected the age-old tradition of pseudo warfare to infiltrate an elusive enemy. Now at last the men themselves give their own accounts of the exploits of that famous unit. SELOUS SCOUTS: THE MEN SPEAK provides a comprehensive account of the origins and history of this famous Special Forces unit as told...

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...

The Captain's Journey - Ian Scott

R 180.00

Inspired stories of leadership and survival in the harshest of environments – bush warfare! An easy-going yet highly motivating guide to the transformation of your leadership abilities. The author takes you through a series of events, based on his experiences in the Special Forces... some of them hilarious, others tragic, but each gives an insight into the all-round development of a...

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...

Riding The Ice - Dave Barr

R 250.00

A 242 page book (27 black & white photos) about Dave Barr’s incredible 13,000 mile winter journey across a frozen Northern Europe, Russia and Siberia on a ‘96 Harley-Davidson Sportser. Not surprisingly this extraordinary adventure allowed Dave to establish a Guinness Book World Record. This book is living proof that perseverance and an unshakable belief in one’s dreams can make...

Riding The Edge - Dave Barr

R 400.00

The 502 page softcover book (60 black & white photos, maps throughout the book) about Dave Barr’s 83,000 mile motorcycle journey around the world. It took Dave and his Harley-Davidson a grueling 3 and a half years to complete the trip and it certainly makes for one incredible read! A must have for anyone who loves to ride. About Dave...

Stick Leader: RLI - Charlie Warren

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This is Charlie Warren's account of his service in the Rhodesian Light Infantry (RLI) from 1974 -1980. You will be swept into a vacarious experience of the daily life of a member of this highly effective, elite unit that was involved in most of the hottest action during the Rhodesian war. Charlie relates tales, using the language and slang from...

Tales and Poems of the Rhodesian Bush War - Winston Pullin

R 300.00

The book is a collection of short stories incorporating wild life, police dogs, personal experiences and of course combat. Winston is a former Rhodesian SAS soldier. Paperback, 373 pages. Published in 2014.

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

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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...

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...

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...

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