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A History of Rhodesia By Howard Hensman
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This is the earliest history of the British colony of Rhodesia. Written only eight years after the first white settlement and based on exclusive access to the files of Cecil John Rhodes’s... More > British South Africa Company, this book became the benchmark for all other works. It is more than the exciting history of the Pioneer Column: it details the tumultuous events of the Matabele Wars, the last stand of Allan Wilson, Rhodes’s personal intervention to the Matabele to halt the fighting, and much more. Written by one of Britain’s leading war correspondents, A History of Rhodesia is a book of its time: unashamedly jingoistic, pro-Empire, anti-Boer and anti-Matabele, it provides a remarkable insight into the personalities and mindset of the builders of the British Empire. “It is, unfortunately, so easy to sit at home in a comfortable arm-chair and pour forth vigorous denunciations on the heads of those of one’s countrymen who are battling with hordes of savages in a distant land.”< Less
A History of Rhodesia By Howard Hensman
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This is the earliest history of the British colony of Rhodesia. Written only eight years after the first white settlement and based on exclusive access to the files of Cecil John Rhodes’s... More > British South Africa Company, this book became the benchmark for all other works. It is more than the exciting history of the Pioneer Column: it details the tumultuous events of the Matabele Wars, the last stand of Allan Wilson, Rhodes’s personal intervention to the Matabele to halt the fighting, and much more. Written by one of Britain’s leading war correspondents, A History of Rhodesia is a book of its time: unashamedly jingoistic, pro-Empire, anti-Boer and anti-Matabele, it provides a remarkable insight into the personalities and mindset of the builders of the British Empire. “It is, unfortunately, so easy to sit at home in a comfortable arm-chair and pour forth vigorous denunciations on the heads of those of one’s countrymen who are battling with hordes of savages in a distant land.”< Less
A Dream of Old Rhodesia By Ted Pletts
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This story was written in 1967 shortly after Rhodesia embarked on its journey to become Zimbabwe. The author arrived in the land in 1936 to be a policeman with the British South African Police. He... More > served in the Second World War and returned to continue life in Rhodesia where he lived until his death in 1977. He writes of the people and animals of the land with a great affection . As a man of insight he could see that unless goodwill prevailed a time of great suffering would come upon all the people. The book was rejected by publishers at the time but in hindsight is a window on the attitudes and values that brought a beautiful land in to a time of suffering. His positive optimism is evident throughout the book and for anyone who has lived in Africa it will bring back memories of the beauty of the land and people. It is a story about a policeman, and a young lad who survived an attack by a leopard, and the extraordinary relationship that resulted between a white MP and an African Nationalist.< Less
Rhodesia 1890 1980 By Bill McDonald
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The Mouldings of Chipinge: Life in Rhodesia and Zimbabwe By Dr. Ross Gordon Cooper
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Growing up in Rhodesia or Zimbabwe is something one will never forget. Life in the Eastern Border District particularly the Chipinga/e area imprints on the mind the sunshine, the friendly community... More > and supportative lifestyle, the affordability of commodities despite world economic and trade sanctions on Rhodesia, and the lovely thunderstorms. Included in this book is a detailed section pre-history and history of the country as well as the political development from those tumultuous years as the white pioneers made their way into the region, and opened up areas that were previously scantly used, Chipinge being one of these. Despite the political turmoil that Zimbabwe has experienced and the reality of many Chipinge residents leaving, one will always remember the sights and sounds of Zimbabwe. It is a Shona proverb that once one hears the cry of the fish eagle, Africa will forever live in one's heart. After reading this book you will realise just how true that is. It forms an extremely interesting read!< Less
Historic Buildings of Salisbury, Rhodesia - set of 7 prints By Graham Atkins
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An ideal yet affordable gift, this lovely set of 7 collectable prints brings back memories of Rhodesia’s graceful colonial architecture. This hand-sketched black and white A4 series depicts... More > some of Salisbury’s most iconic historical buildings - Old Meikles, Old Kingstons, Bamboo Inn, Store Bros, Grand Hotel, Standard Bank, Arnold Building. You can use your prints to create your own dramatic wall display - simply use the ADD/DOWNLOAD TO BASKET button, then print and frame your favourite pictures. Why not also create extra framed sets as unique gifts for your friends!< Less
Rhodesia - Zimbabwe Roll of Honour: War Casualties 1965 to 1980 By Preller Geldenhuys
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Rhodesian War 1965 to 1980 Roll of Honour of military, civilian and enemy casualties. Numerous memorials in South Africa,Zimbabwe, Mozambique and Zambia are illustrated. Detailed descriptions are... More > given of aircraft shot down or lost during the war years. Particular tributes are given to airmen of the Rhodesian Air Force / Air Force of Zimbabwe that were killed in action. Some 20 to 30,000 souls (if not considerably more) lost their lives during this turbulent period in Southern Africa. The extensive list of casualties will be of interest to anyone who lost a loved one, or knew of friends and relatives, who died during the conflict. Military historians may also find revelations of interest - and the writer is indebted to Dr Richard Wood for his advice and guidance during the compilation of the various rolls.< Less
Rhodesia - Zimbabwe Roll of Honour: War Casualties 1965 to 1980 By Preller Geldenhuys
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Rhodesian War 1965 to 1980 Roll of Honour of military, civilian and enemy casualties now further revised and updated. Numerous memorials in South Africa, Zimbabwe, Mozambique and Zambia are... More > illustrated. Detailed descriptions are given of aircraft shot down or lost during the war years. Particular tributes are given to airmen of the Rhodesian Air Force / Air Force of Zimbabwe that were killed in action. Some 20 to 30,000 souls (if not considerably more) lost their lives during this turbulent period in Southern Africa. The extensive list of casualties will be of interest to anyone who lost a loved one, or knew of friends and relatives, who died during the conflict. Military historians may also find revelations of interest - and the writer is indebted to Dr Richard Wood for his advice and guidance during the compilation of the various rolls. A free e-pub edition, with a blue cover, is also available from Lulu.com< Less
Plumer's Men: The Rhodesia Regiment and the Northwest Frontier during the Second South African War, 1899-1900 By Robert Burrett
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During the early phases of the Anglo-South African War, 1899-1900, members of the Rhodesia Regiment under the Command of Lt-Colonel H.C.O. Plumer, saw action in Southern Rhodesia (Zimbabwe) and along... More > the eastern border of the Bechuanaland Protectorate (Botswana). They were instrumental in holding back substantial numbers of Boer forces which otherwise might have fought n the Natal and Cape Fronts. They were also in on the “Relief of Mafeking”. This book investigates the Rhodesia Regiment and seeks to correct some previous errors. A central theme is the current relocation of their otherwise forgotten battles and graves at Fort Tuli, Rhodes’ Drift, Mochudi, Gaborone, Lobatse and Ramathlabama. There is also mention of the role of the Rhodesian Field Force (consisting of Australian and New Zealand “Bushmen”, as well as members of the Imperial Yeomanry) as well as the often forgotten African participants; Kgosi Khama’s BaMangwato and Kgosi Linchwe’s BaKgatla.< Less
GENAMI By V A ELDERKIN
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