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Chimurenga! The war in Rhodesia 1965-1980 Paul L. Moorcraft

Chimurenga! The war in Rhodesia 1965-1980

Paul L. Moorcraft

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This book depicts the military history of Southern Rhodesia from the first resistance to colonial rule, through the period of U.D.I. (Unilateral Declaration of Independence) by the Smith government to the Lancaster House agreement that transferredMoreThis book depicts the military history of Southern Rhodesia from the first resistance to colonial rule, through the period of U.D.I. (Unilateral Declaration of Independence) by the Smith government to the Lancaster House agreement that transferred power. There are vivid accounts of the operations against the guerillas by the security forces and the intensity of the fighting will surprise readers. Atrocities were undoubtedly committed by both sides but equally the protagonists were playing for very high stakes.This is more than just a book on military operations. It provides expert analysis of the historical situation and examines events up to the present day, including Mugabes 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 more 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.