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

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

R 355.00

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

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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

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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...

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...

Into The Vortex - Tom Fulton

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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 350.00

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...

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...

Rhodesian Combined Forces: Roll of Honour 1966-1981 - Adrian Haggett, Gerry van Tonder & JRT Wood

R 280.00

The dreams for which young heroes died How cheap they seem today – Except to those who loved so much And watched them march away We live because they died, and yet They live if we do not forget The intention of this publication is to honour all who lost their lives in action, or while on active service, with...

Rhodesian Fire Force 1966 -1980 (Kerrin Cocks)

R 220.00

AFRICA@WAR SERIES: VOLUME 20 RHODESIAN FIRE FORCE 1966-1980 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...

Rhodesian Light Infantryman 1961–80 (Neil Grant & Peter Dennis)

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The 1st Battalion, The Rhodesian Light Infantry, was one of the most innovative and successful counter-insurgency units in modern history. Formed as a commando battalion in 1964 after the dissolution of the Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland, the RLI was an all-white unit made up of South Africans and men from the UK, Europe and US. It was a key...

Rhodesians Never Die: The Impact of War and Political Change on White Rhodesia c.1970-1980 (Peter Godwin & Ian Babcock)

R 220.00

This book tells the story of how White Rhodesians, three-quarters of whom were ill-prepared for revolutionary change, reacted to the "terrorist" war and the onset of black rule in the 1970s. It shows how internal divisions--both old and new--undermined the supposed unity of White Rhodesia, how most Rhodesians begrudgingly accepted the inevitability of black majority rule without adjusting to its...

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...

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...

Roaring with Pride: My Last Stories of the Rhodesian Bush War - Winston Pullin

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Roaring with Pride: My last stories of the Rhodesian Bush War The book has a 1st Edition 2015 supplement on the South African Navy (1965 – 1966) and a photo case of the many warships. It includes stories of sailing up the Skeleton Coast, diving with sharks and the sinking of the President Kruger. It then continues with stories of...

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

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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...

See You In November: The Story Of Alan 'Taffy' Brice - An SAS Assassin - Peter Stiff

R 300.00

Alan ‘Taffy’ Brice, an indomitable former member of Britain’s elite 22-SAS Regiment, led a Rhodesian Central Intelligence Organisation (CIO) secret assassination team in hostile Zambia comprising himself, Hugh ‘Chuck’ Hind (also of 22-SAS) and Ian and Priscilla Sutherland, whose Zambian farm was used as their rear base. Their orders were to create divisions between the two Rhodesian dissident organisations, Joshua...

Selous Scouts: Rhodesian Counter-Insurgency Specialists (Peter Baxter)

R 220.00

AFRICA@WAR SERIES: VOLUME 4 SELOUS SCOUTS: Rhodesian Counter-Insurgency Specialists "Its members consisted of some of the finest guerrilla-fighting men in the western world, unconventional in many ways, disregardful of parade-ground discipline, unorthodox in their dress, yet a force so tightly knit in the face of danger that those who knew anything about them could only marvel" - The Citizen. Formed in 1973...

SELOUS SCOUTS: The Men Speak - Jonathan Pittaway

R 675.00

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...

Shadows Of A Forgotten Past: To The Edge With The Rhodesian SAS And Selous Scouts - Paul French

R 550.00

This all-new work chronicles the experiences of Paul French who, upon leaving the British Army's 21 SAS (V), sought adventure and excitement in C Squadron of the Rhodesian SAS. Upon passing the arduous Rhodesian SAS selection course, Paul was thrown into the maelstrom that was the Rhodesian Bush War. Here he participated in the SAS's infamous raid on Joshua Nkomo...

So Far and No Further: Rhodesia's Bid for Independence During the Retreat from Empire 1959-1965

R 260.00

Given the headlong rush of the Macmillan government in Britain in 1959 to be rid of its colonies, Rhodesia should have been the first African colony in line for independence. Rhodesia was self-governing, and possessed most powers, including the right of self-defence. Being in the condition of New Zealand before the grant of dominion status, it seemed logical that Rhodesia...

Soldier's Friend: The Blood Splattered Legacy of the Border War in Southern Africa (DVD & CD Collection)

R 200.00

Soldier's Friend: The Blood Splattered Legacy of the Border War in Southern Africa (DVD & CD Collection) The CD contains 20 audio tracks and the DVD 17 video clips. Produced by Barend du Plessis & Pieter Kruger. WARNING: MATURE AUDIENCES ONLY, R18+

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...

Special Branch War: Slaughter in the Rhodesian Bush. Southern Matabeleland, 1976-1980 - Ed Bird

R 300.00

This searing account primarily covers Ed Bird's Special Branch (SB) service in the Beitbridge area of southern Matabeleland, 1976-1980, encompassing Operations Repulse and Tangent of the bitter Rhodesian 'bush war'. Joining the British South Africa Police (BSAP) in 1964, Bird cut his teeth on Selous Scouts 'pseudo' operations during Operation Hurricane in 1974-1976, so was well equipped to deal with...

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,...

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...

Sunday, Bloody Sunday: A Soldier’s War in Northern Ireland, Rhodesia, Mozambique and Iraq - Jake Harper Ronald as told to Greg Budd

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Jake Harper-Ronald was the official photographer for Britain’s elite 1-Parachute Battalion when they deployed in Londonderry to combat an IRA-inspired ‘peace’ march. Shots were fired at the Paras who returned fire and killed 13 marchers. The day lives on in infamy as ‘Bloody Sunday’. Jake’s photographs are reproduced in this book. He later joined the Rhodesian SAS and then moved...

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.

TATENDA: 50 Magic Years in Rhodesia - Brick Bryson

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This is a refreshing and descriptive autobiography - a tale well told of a Rhodesian (although born in Scotland, came with his parents to Southern Rhodesia at the age of two) of life in rural Rhodesia from the beginning of the 1930's, early childhood and schooling (reminiscent of "Tom Brown's Schooldays") - young Ian Bryson, known hereafter as "Brick", appeared...

The Bleed - John R. Cronin

R 395.00

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...

The Captain's Journey - Ian Scott

R 200.00

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...

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

R 1,350.00

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...

The Fighting Doc: The Rhodesian Bush War Diary of John Coey, KIA 19 July 1975

R 250.00

The Rhodesian Bush War Diary of John Coey, KIA 19 July 1975 It is Saturday afternoon, 19 July 1975, next to a dry riverbed in Rhodesia’s north-eastern operational area, in a war against communist-backed guerrillas. A Rhodesian combat medic receives an order to descend into the riverbed to attend to two critically wounded troopers, their figures seemingly lifeless on the...

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

R 495.00

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.  

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

R 355.00

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 Kevin Woods Story: In The Shadow Of Mugabe's Gallows

R 255.00

Kevin Woods was sentenced to death in Zimbabwe and jailed for twenty years by Robert Mugabe. For more than five years of his detention he was held in the shadow of Mugabe's gallows, cut off from the world, naked and in solitary confinement. He had been a senior member of Mugabe's dreaded Central Intelligence Organization, the CIO, and was jailed...

The Rebel In Me: A ZANLA Guerrilla Commander In The Rhodesian Bush War, 1974-1980 - Agrippah Mutambara

R 255.00

This is the true story of a young guerrilla commander brought up in a Christian family in Rhodesia, a former colony of Britain. Exposed to the excesses of a colonial regime where race and racism determined one’s status in society, and influenced by the radical anti-racial views of his parents and later of fellow students and work mates, his character...

The Rhodesia Regiment: From Boer War To Bush War, 1899-1980 - Alex Binda

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The Rhodesia Regiment fought for the Queen and then the King in the Boer War, the King in German West Africa, German East Africa, the Western Front and finally in the Salonica campaign during the Great War of 1914-1918, then for the King in World War II on all fronts on land, sea and in the air. During the 1960s...

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

R 395.00

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...

The Rhodesian Command Dakota - Laurence Hill

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A little-known fact of the Rhodesian War was the use of a Rhodesian Air Force DC3 as a flying command and communications post. This book offers a rare insight to the personnel and workings of this remarkable aircraft. Paperback, 141 pages. First published October 2016.

The Rhodesian War: : Fifty Years On - Paul Moorcroft

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Fifty years on, this superb and exciting book depicts the military history of Southern Rhodesia from the first resistance to colonial rule, through the period of UDI by the Smith government to the Lancaster House agreement that transferred power. There are vivid accounts of the operations against the black nationalist 'guerillas' by the security forces and the intensity of the...

The Saints: The Story Of The Rhodesian Light Infantry - Alex Binda

R 480.00

At last! The history of the Rhodesian Light Infantry. We’ve seen the stories of the more ‘glamorous’ Selous Scouts, the SAS and the Rhodesian Air Force, but very little about the RLI, often underrated, but arguably one of the most effective counter-insurgency units of all time. This was the unit that brought the ‘Fireforce’ concept to the world’s attention - the...

The Search For Puma 164: Operation Uric And The Assault On Mapai - Neill Jackson, & Rick van Malsen

R 300.00

September 6, 1979 a lone Puma helicopter flies northward, leaving behind the desolation of the battle for Mapai, in Mozambique's Gaza Province. Huddled in the cabin, two weary soldiers sit silently immersed in their own thoughts, contemplating their difficult duties ahead. WOII Graham Enslin, CSM, Support Commando, is struggling to come to terms with the death in action that morning...

Three Sips Of Gin: Dominating The Battlespace With Rhodesia's Famed Selous Scouts - Tim Bax

R 600.00

There is nothing that terrorized Russian and Chinese-backed guerrillas fighting Rhodesia's bush war in the 1970's more than the famed Selous Scouts. The very name of the unit struck fear into the very heart and soul of even the most battle-hardened guerillas. Too afraid to even whisper the name amongst themselves, they referred to soldiers of the unit simply as...

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...

Viscount Down: The Complete Story of the Rhodesian Viscount Disasters as told by a SAS Operator - Keith Nell

R 380.00

Air Rhodesia Flight 825 was a scheduled passenger flight that was shot down by Zimbabwe People's Revolutionary Army (ZIPRA) insurgents on 3 September 1978, during the Rhodesian Bush War. The aircraft involved, a Vickers Viscount named the Hunyani, was flying the last leg of Air Rhodesia's regular scheduled service from Victoria Falls to the capital Salisbury, via the resort town...

Watch My Tracer - Keith Chisnall

R 355.00

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...

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

R 325.00

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...

Weep For Africa: A Rhodesian Light Infantry Paratrooper's Farewell To Innocence - Jeremey Hall

R 250.00

Jeremy Hall’s childhood in the white-ruled apartheid South Africa of the 1950's and ’60s was ostensibly idyllic: growing up in the farming areas of Natal, he had free rein to pander to his keen exploratory mind, yet niggling away was entrenched racism and interracial hatred. Closeted in the hallowed halls of an English-speaking high school, the revelation of the real...

Who Will Teach the Wisdom: Living with the Tribes - Tim Bax

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Who Will Teach the Wisdom is a compelling account of the authors recent involvement preparing a small Special Operations team for a mission to Africa to eradicate a group of insurgents. The narrative begins in a remote jungle training camp deep within a remote rain forest in Puerto Rico, but has as its source the wisdom of Africa. There are...

Winds Of Destruction: The Autobiography of a Rhodesian Combat Pilot - PJH Petter-Bowyer

R 450.00

Winds of Destruction is a unique account of one man’s service in the Rhodesian Air Force, spanning a period of twenty-three years from 1957 to 1980—through the politically turbulent years of Federation; the Unilateral Declaration of Independence (U.D.I.) by Ian Smith’s government in 1965 and thirteen years of relentless, uncompromising bush warfare against the never-ending tide of Robert Mugabe’s and Joshua...

Zambezi Valley Insurgency: Early Rhodesian Bush War Operations - JRT Wood

R 220.00

AFRICA@WAR SERIES: VOLUME 5 ZAMBEZI VALLEY INSURGENCY Across Africa in the post-1956 era, the aspirations of African nationalists to secure power were boosted and quickly realized by the British, French and Belgian hasty retreat from empire. The Portuguese, Southern Rhodesian and South African governments, however, stood firm. Influenced by the Communist bloc, these nationalists adopted the ‘Armed Struggle’. In the...