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The Rhodesian War: Fifty Years On [From UDI]

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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 fighting and courage of the participants will surprise and enthrall readers Atrocities were undoubtedly committed by both sides but eually the protagonists were playing for very high stakes But this isthan just a book on military operations The Authors are able to provide expert analysis of the historical situation and examines events up to the present day including Mugabe's operations against rival tribes and white farmers For a thorough work on its subject this book cannot be bettered Essential reading for those wishing to learnabout a counter insurgency campaign The ingenuity of the Rhodesian military fighting against overwhelming odds and restricted by sanctions is impressive but the outcome culminating in the Lancaster House Agreement was inevitable AUTHOR Professor Paul Moorcraft is a published author and journalist living near Guildford He was a senior instructor at Sandhurst but lived for many years in South Africa and Zimbabwe He is currently Visiting Professor at Cardiff University and Director of the Centre for Foreign Policy Analysis London Peter McLaughlin was in the Rhodesian policy during the civil war He still lives in Zimbabwe and is an academic and author SELLING POINTS • Re published to coincide with the 50th Anniversary of the Declaration Unilateral Independence UDI which marked the start of hostilities • The authoritative history of the bitter civil war in South Rhodesia now Zimbabwe • Dramatic accounts of the military operations between the white regime's security forces and the Black 'freedom fighters' alongside a skilled analysis of the historical and political background • Zimbabwe remains in the news due to the dire situation under President Mugabe's rule • A detailed study of a counter insurgency campaign with many lessons being brought out 16pp bw platesF. A very good historical timeline of events of the Rhodesian Bush war

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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 fighting and courage of the participants will surprise and enthrall readers Atrocities were undoubtedly committed by both sides but eually the protagonists were playing for very high stakes But this is than just a book on military operations The Authors are able to provide expert analysis of the historical situation and examines events up to the present day including Mugabe's operations against rival tribes and white farmers For a thorough work on its subject this book cannot be bettered Essential reading for those wishing to learn about a counter insurgency campaign The ingenuity of the Rhodesian military fighting against overwhelming odds and restricted by sanctions is impressive but the outcome culminating in the Lancaster House Agreement was inevitable AUTHOR Professor Paul Moorcraft is a published author and journalist living near Guildford He was a senior instructor at Sandhurst but lived for many years in South Africa and Zimbabwe He is currently Visiting Professor at Cardiff University and Director of the Centre for Foreign Policy Analysis London Peter McLaughlin was in the Rhodesian policy during the civil war He still lives in Zimbabwe and is an academic and author SELLING POINTS • Re published to coincide with the 50th Anniversary of the Declaration Unilateral Independence UDI which marked the start of hostilities • The authoritative history of the bitter civil war in South Rhodesia now Zimbabwe • Dramatic accounts of the military operations between the white regime's security forces and the Black 'freedom fighters' alongside a skilled analysis of the historical and political background • Zimbabwe remains in the news due to the dire situation under President Mugabe's rule • A detailed study of a counter insurgency campaign with many lessons being brought out 16pp bw plate. Too full of the air of arrogant condescension which seems to go with Left leaning academicsI will not uarrel with facts as reported because living through those times we were treated like mushrooms Some conclusions about Smith's strategy and motivation could be debated together with how justified were his feelings of betrayal by Carrington et alThe update does give a good snapshot of how the world has moved on end of Cold War 911 Afghanistan Ira Syria all the while that Mugabe has ruined a country he did not deserve to inherit

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Ifty 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 fighting and courage of the participants will surprise and enthrall readers Atrocities were undoubtedly committed by both sides but eually the protagonists were playing for very high stakes But this is than just a book on military operations The Authors are able to provide expert analysis of the historical situation and examines events up to the present day including Mugabe's operations against rival tribes and white farmers For a thorough work on its subject this book cannot be bettered Essential reading for those wishing to learn about a counter insurgency campaign The ingenuity of the Rhodesian military fighting against overwhelming odds and restricted by sanctions is impressive but the outcome culminating in the Lancaster House Agreement was inevitable AUTHOR Professor Paul Moorcraft is a published author and journalist living near Guildford He was a senior instructor at Sandhurst but lived for many years in South Africa and Zimbabwe He is currently Visiting Professor at Cardiff University and Director of the Centre for Foreign Policy Analysis London Peter McLaughlin was in the Rhodesian policy during the civil war He still lives in Zimbabwe and is an academic and author SELLING POINTS • Re published to coincide with the 50th Anniversary of the Declaration Unilateral Independence UDI which marked the start of hostilities • The authoritative history of the bitter civil war in South Rhodesia now Zimbabwe • Dramatic accounts of the military operations between the white regime's security forces and the Black 'freedom fighters' alongside a skilled analysis of the historical and political background • Zimbabwe remains in the news due to the dire situation under President Mugabe's rule • A detailed study of a counter insurgency campaign with many lessons being brought out 16pp bw plates. Was a gift

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