Rhodesia (and its Bush War)

I was in Foyles in about Nov 1980 and they had a load of the first edition “ Contact” by Lovett books at a stupidly low price.

All I did was look at them and walk away. Bugger
 
 

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LE
Kit Reviewer
"It it a feature of all guerrilla wars, which by their very nature encourage lawlessness and a bandit mentality."
Should be shown to the politicians responsible for the GFA and letters of passage.
 

overopensights

ADC
Book Reviewer
Was always intrested in both Rhodesia and the Bush War, shocking what eventually happened to the country. Now Robert Mugabe and his crowd are calling for he return of the whites to the lands which they stole from them. Mugabe let the Rhodesia rot when it became Zimbabwe and when they prosecuted the whites.

Good slideshow about the war with a track recorded about the war as well.
It's a tragic shame that such brilliant stuff is accompanied by awful singing or choice of music; surely silence is best!
 

MANPADS

Swinger
My old plumber was a Rhodesian in the scouts, he had that look of being lost and out of place in the UK.
He was always talking of going back home and finding the avocado and kiwi trees he used to keep, sadly he had a drinking problem and is probably never going to go back there.

On a tangent, this clip from a Louis Theroux documentary about the african mentality and how westerners don't want to understand it.

 

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LE
Kit Reviewer
That's Clem you heathen !
 

Durandal1

Old-Salt
Frontline Rhodesia Documentary
I've seen clips from this documentary but not the full length of what I think is the complete film.
It's been discussed on here before.
 
 


Great little film, shame about the moronic politician thinking the "public" would elect a good government.
It makes me really angry and sad, to see what was a truly great country and indeed what still could have been one in Rhodesia had the world, lead by the communists & their "useful idiots" in the West hadn't insisted on giving everything over to a bunch of corrupt, vicious clowns, who have dragged the country back to the dark ages!
I am so glad to have been there and seen the truth of the situation rather than the pathetic anti European rewriting of history that most of the world is fed by these same "useful idiots".
 

Penguin142

War Hero
We got out as soon as it was obvious that Mugabe was elected. His elder brother worked in the stores at Shabanie Asbestos, and informed us the ==at his little brother was a sh1t par excellance.
 
Great little film, shame about the moronic politician thinking the "public" would elect a good government.
It makes me really angry and sad, to see what was a truly great country and indeed what still could have been one in Rhodesia had the world, lead by the communists & their "useful idiots" in the West hadn't insisted on giving everything over to a bunch of corrupt, vicious clowns, who have dragged the country back to the dark ages!
I am so glad to have been there and seen the truth of the situation rather than the pathetic anti European rewriting of history that most of the world is fed by these same "useful idiots".
Nice touch that C Sqn at 22 SAS remains vacant
 

JockScot

Old-Salt
In this Rhodesian troopiesong, he says "blue stone in my tea"
Is this the same as what was given to soldiers during national service to calm them down like an anti viagra?
 
In this Rhodesian troopiesong, he says "blue stone in my tea"
Is this the same as what was given to soldiers during national service to calm them down like an anti viagra?
Yep.
More here.

 

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LE
Kit Reviewer

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LE
Gallery Guru
In this Rhodesian troopiesong, he says "blue stone in my tea"

Is this the same as what was given to soldiers during national service to calm them down like an anti viagra?

I think there was a reference to this in The Fall & Rise of Reginald Perrin where Geoffrey Palmer's character defends its use as keeping soldiers from "falling in love with their bayonet frogs" in the heat of battle.
 

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