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The Merchants of Chaos By Ralpapajan
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A novel ~ in 1978 a small contingent of Rhodesian Air Force pilots ferried 18 Cessna 337G air planes to the beleaguered country from Europe. This event, which has never been published, has formed the... More > basis for a story of how a group of pilots are able to ferry similar sized planes to South Africa to interrupt the investiture of the first black president of the Republic.< Less
The Merchants of Chaos By Ralpapajan
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A novel ~ in 1978 a small contingent of Rhodesian Air Force pilots ferried 18 Cessna 337G air planes to the beleaguered country from Europe. This event, which has never been published, has formed the... More > basis for a story of how a group of pilots are able to ferry similar sized planes to South Africa to interrupt the investiture of the first black president of the Republic.< Less
Sing the unsung heroes By Dave Orner
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A slightly satirical look at the Rhodesian war mainly about a very enthusiastic but crappy soldier with stories from other soldiers in similar circumstances who instead of leaving school to begin a... More > new life full of girls and beer before settling down to domestic bliss were instead destined to a life full of girls, beer and people trying to kill you…. and more beer. So then what makes one person a heroic soldier, full of whatever it is that makes him do these dastardly deeds, and what makes someone else with similar training a totally crap soldier? At the end of this book you will probably be none the wiser! This book does not trivialise war but is written to be mostly light hearted, Can war be light hearted? No of course not but some of the experiences can be.< Less
The 38 By Preller Geldenhuys
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The 38 are Rhodesian airmen killed in action during the Rhodesian - Zimbabwe War 1965 to 1980. In some cases the bodies of those airmen killed in hostile foreign countries were not recovered - not... More > even after the cessation of hostilities. This 'coffee table' publication is an extract from the "Rhodesian War Casualties" book by the same author, and in essence is a pictorial history which honours those airmen who paid the supreme sacrifice in the service of their country. The record also details the number and type of Rhodesian Air Force aircraft that was shot down or lost on operations. Information of where the memorials are, where names of the lost are to be found and where some of the aircraft crash sites are given. Credit is given to those persons who many years later ventured into the 'unknown'to find the locations of the aircraft crash sites.< 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
The 38: Air Force Killed In Action By Preller Geldenhuys
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Revised and updated. The 38 are Rhodesian Air Force airmen killed in action during the Rhodesian - Zimbabwe War 1965 to 1980. In some cases the bodies of those airmen killed in hostile foreign... More > countries were not recovered - not even after the cessation of hostilities. This 'coffee table' publication is an extract from the "Rhodesian War Casualties" book by the same author, and in essence is a pictorial history which honours those airmen who paid the supreme sacrifice in the service of their country. The record also details the number and type of Rhodesian Air Force aircraft that was shot down or lost on operations. Information of where the memorials are, where names of the lost are to be found and where some of the aircraft crash sites are given. Credit is given to those persons who many years later ventured into the 'unknown'to find the locations of the aircraft crash sites. This revision corrects earlier fatal formatting errors.< 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
Squares In a Grooved Circle By Ruby A Thorne
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This romantic novel is set in Lusaka during the last few months before Northern Rhodesia gained independence as Zambia in 1964. Beryl goes to join her husband, Henry, who works there. She has been... More > staying with his parents, in Salisbury, Southern Rhodesia, for several months and hopes to have a home of her own at last. Henry introduces her to his mainly-expatriate colleagues and their girlfriends, but life in Lusaka is not what Beryl expected. She is drawn into the lives and loves of this motley group of young people, who know that their way of life is about to change forever. In this transient atmosphere, Beryl tries to save her marriage but she experiences times of intense loneliness and fear before finally deciding where her true destiny lies.< Less
ZIPRA and ZANLA War Stories By Preller Geldenhuys
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This anthology of short war stories from eye-witnesses gives an insight into war experiences from opposing sides in the Rhodesian-Zimbabwe conflict from 1965 to 1980. It is conservatively estimated... More > that during and immediately post this Zimbabwe war/Chimurenga claimed well over 50,000 lives, albeit mainly civilians. It is not uncommon for combatants to mix up times and places – especially when events occurred so very long ago – albeit those specific events did indeed occur. It remains a fact of life that ZIPRA and ZANLA clashed more amongst themselves and claimed more lives, than ZIPRA plus ZANLA versus the RSF – Rhodesian Security Forces. Death notices testify to that fact. The author estimates that it will take another generation of historians to remove or correct biases still very evident in latter-day tales.< Less
Zipra and Zanla War Stories By Preller Geldenhuys
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This eBook saves postage expenses for "printed edition" readers. It is an Anthology of short war stories from eye-witnesses into war experiences from opposing sides in the... More > Rhodesian-Zimbabwe conflict 1965 to 1980. The Harare Sunday Mail conducted a series of interviews during March and April 2018. This publication records and prints the bulk of the interviews that were posted on the internet. It is conservatively estimated that during and immediately post this Zimbabwe war/Chimurenga claimed well over 50,000 lives, albeit mainly civilians. It is not uncommon for combatants to mix up times and places - especially when events occurred so very long ago - albeit those specific events did indeed occur.< Less

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