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Geldenhuys Genealogy, Descendants of Albert Barends Gildenhuizen By Preller Geldenhuys
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Albert Barend Gildenhuizen (also spelt Gildenhuisz or Gildenhausen) arrived at the Cape in 1661 from Burgsteinfurt, Wesfale, Holland, as a sailor on board the ship "Princesse Royale". He... More > became a "vryburger" on 23rd September 1661, the year before Cape founder Jan van Riebeeck returned to the Netherlands.He returned to Holland to marry Margaretha Hoefnagels and settled in the Cape in 1672. The Geldenhuys Stamvader was employed as a farm labourer from 1662 to 1665, and were known as knechts (hired hands released from the Garrison), working on various farms, among others with farmer Jacob Cloete. “Free burghers” were granted 11.5 hectares of land along the Liesbeek River. Their descendant son, Barend Gildenhausen born on 6th September 1682, was the first purchaser of Vergelegen – the Hottentots Holland wine farm established by Willem Adriaan van der Stel, the son of well-liked Simon van der Stel. Vergelegen borders the town Somerset West.< Less
Operation Miracle: A Tribute to Three Bold Airmen By Preller Geldenhuys
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Operation Miracle symbolizes all that was courageous and audacious in the fighting men and women of Rhodesia. It is a tribute to those that made the ultimate sacrifice. This military history account... More > will interest all Rhodesian and Zimbabweans interested in the Rhodesian War 1965 - 1980 history, especially the period before a new government took over the country. Operation Miracle records the search for the crash sites of a Hunter pilot and a Canberra crew - pilot and navigator - killed in action, whose bodies lie in unmarked graves in a foreign country. It also records bringing the close relatives of the three bold airmen to witness the unveiling of the Operation Miracle Memorial that paid tribute nearly 30 years after their next-of-kin were given the tragic news "Killed in Action". This is the story that makes Operation Miracle unique in the history of Rhodesia. Foreword by Air Vice Marshal Chris Dams and Introduction by a Group Capt (both retired from the Rhodesian Air Force / Air Force of Zimbabwe)< Less
Operation Griffin Operation Mansion By Preller Geldenhuys
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This is a combat pilot’s recollection of two early Rhodesian War operations Operations Griffin and Mansion, in 1968, followed shortly after Operations Nickel and Cauldron. Op Nickel brought the... More > South African Police defending the Rhodesian Zambian border. The first SAP casualty occurred during Op Griffin. The success of the Rhodesians put a damper on ZAPU and ZANU infiltrations for the next four to five years. However, the capitulation of the Portuguese in Mozambique in 1974 resulted in the entire eastern border opening for terrorist incursions. FRELIMO provided safe havens for ZANLA forces which in turn led to bold trans-border operations for the Rhodesians. Hostilities escalated till the late 1970’s when the Lancaster House conference was convened and led to Robert Mugabe’s landslide victory on British demands of NIBMAR – No Independence Before Majority African Rule< Less
Hongi Hika and Hone Heke By Preller Geldenhuys
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Hongi Hika (1772 - 1828) and Hone Heke (1807 - 1849) were two fascinating Maori warriors. Hongi was instrumental in convincing Samuel Marsden to establish the first mission station at Hohi –... More > Oihi Bay and the second mission station at Kerikeri. Hone Heke married Hongi’s daughter and was one of the first Māori chiefs to sign the controversial Waitangi Treaty. Both traveled to England, bought weapons and fought wars. Hongi died from wounds received in battle and Hone died from tuberculosis. My son-in-law Grahame Jelley and daughter Renene live in Kerikeri, Bay of Islands, and introduced us to this historically rich and fascinating area, prompting the production of the Cook and Marsden, and Hongi Hika and Hone Heki accounts. This is a pictorial presentation to complete a simple puzzle which is more complex that what my writings suggest.< Less
Rhodesian Air Force Operations with Air Strikes By Preller Geldenhuys
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NEW, Revised edition. This book (based on the eBook format) records the operations of the Rhodesian Air Force. It includes some of the more significant air strikes carried out as well as maps where... More > most of these strikes have been meticulously plotted.The maps are black and white. The author has produced a comprehensive account of the Air Force role in the 1965 - 1980 war in Rhodesia - Zimbabwe. The work includes one of the most detailed summaries of Rhodesian military operations to have been published. In this respect, it serves as an excellent work of reference to those historians and collectors of militaria. It is a book that fills in much detail. To the very end, the Air Force kept up its valiant task of securing the airspace for the troops, the BSAP, the farmers and industry. All in all, this is a highly readable, extremely detailed account of the Air Force's part in the war against terrorism. One reviewer commented "The author's personal experience leaps from every page, producing a fascinating memoir.< Less
Rhodesian Air Force Operations By Preller Geldenhuys
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This is the memoirs of a combat pilot that survived the Rhodesia-Zimbabwe War 1965-1980. This book records the operations of the Rhodesian Air Force. It includes a log of over 1145 airstrikes carried... More > out as well as maps where most of these have been meticulously plotted. The maps are in full colour and numerous photographs illustrate the text. To those historians and collectors of militaria, this book is one that fills in much detail. It is a comprehensive account of the Rhodesian Air Force role in the war in Rhodesia - and is one of the most detailed summaries of Rhodesian military operations to have been published. In this respect it serves as an excellent work of reference.< Less
Operations Nickel and Cauldron By Preller Geldenhuys
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This is a combat pilot's personal experience of two significant operations during the early stages of the Rhodesia/Zimbabwe War 1965 to 1980. It was the first time, internally, for No 4 Squadron... More > (Provost aircraft) and No 2 Squadron (Vampire aircraft) of the Royal Rhodesian Air Force fired deadly air-to-ground weapons on human targets within the borders of the country. The consequences of Operation Nickel and Operation Cauldron were huge. The incursion of Nelson Mandela's Umkonto we Sizwe resulted in the South Africans introducing their SA Police and military aircraft and helicopters for Border Control operations. The School of Infantry named their main lecture hall "Cauldron". The author was awarded a very unique "Nickel Cross" - the title of the author's autobiography that took 18 years to publication.< 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
Rhodesian Air Force Operations By Preller Geldenhuys
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This book records the operations of the Rhodesian Air Force. It includes a log of over 1100 airstrikes carried out as well as maps where most of these strikes have been meticulously plotted. The maps... More > are in full colour. Numerous photographs illustrate the text. The author has produced a comprehensive account of the Air Force role in the war in Rhodesia - Zimbabwe. The work includes one of the most detailed summaries of Rhodesian military operations to have been published, and in this respect serves as an excellent work or reference to those historians and collectors of militaria. It is a book that fills in much detail.A comprehensive index is included. To the very end the Air Force kept up its valiant task of securing the airspace for the troops, the BSAP,the farmers and industry. All in all this is a highly readable, extremely detailed account of the Air Force's part in the war against terrorism.< Less
Rhodesian Operations in the sixties By Preller Geldenhuys
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Operations during the 1960's included Wizard, Isotope, Nickel, Cauldron, Mansion, and several minor skirmishes ones as well. I am indebted to Dr. Richard (JRT) Wood who has kindly given me copyright... More > permission to use his Operations Nickel and Cauldron maps from his “A Matter of Weeks” and his “Zambezi Valley Insurgency Early Rhodesian Bush War Operations”. Other books consulted includes my own Nickel Cross biography, Rhodesian Air Force Operations with Air Strike Log; Rhodesia – Zimbabwe Roll of Honour: War Casualties 1965 – 1980; The 38; William Paterson Jelley; F.144 Pilots Flying Log Book; Denis Croukamp’s Only my friends call me Crouks and Barbara Coles SAS< Less

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