Zambezi Valley Insurgency Early Rhodesian Bush War Operations. Revised Edition  9781912866854

Zambezi Valley Insurgency Early Rhodesian Bush War Operations. Revised Edition

Product code 9781912866854

€ 21.06

Quantity:
Add to cart

Series Africa @ War 39

Publisher/Brand Helion & Company

Author Dr J R T Wood

Format a4

No. Pages 80

Version Soft cover

Language English

Category Books on aviation

Subcategory World Wars » War in Africa

Availability only 1 remaining

Add this product to my wishlist

This product was added to our database on Friday 29 November 2019.

Share this product

Your reliable Aviation Book Source since 1989


Also in this series:
product Publisher/Brand Series/scale Price €
France in Centrafrique - From Bokassa and Operation Barracude  to the days of EUFOR (revised edition) France in Centrafrique - From Bokassa and Operation Barracude to the days of EUFOR (revised edition)Helion & CompanyAfrica @ War 36€ 21.06
Great Lakes Conflagration: Second Congo War, 1998-2003 Great Lakes Conflagration: Second Congo War, 1998-2003Helion & CompanyAfrica @ War 14€ 21.06
Sanctuary Lost Volume 1: The Air War for Guinea 1961-1967 Sanctuary Lost Volume 1: The Air War for Guinea 1961-1967Helion & CompanyAfrica @ War 59€ 24.72
Showdown in Western Sahara Volume 1. Air Warfare over the Last  African Colony, 1945-1975 Showdown in Western Sahara Volume 1. Air Warfare over the Last African Colony, 1945-1975Helion & CompanyAfrica @ War 33€ 21.06
Showdown in Western Sahara Volume 2. Air Warfare Over The Last African Colony 1975-1991 Showdown in Western Sahara Volume 2. Air Warfare Over The Last African Colony 1975-1991Helion & CompanyAfrica @ War 44€ 21.06
The Flechas: Insurgent Hunting in Eastern Angola 1965-1974 The Flechas: Insurgent Hunting in Eastern Angola 1965-1974Helion & CompanyAfrica @ War 11€ 21.06
The RIF War Volume 1: From Taxdirt to the Disaster of Annual 1909-1921 The RIF War Volume 1: From Taxdirt to the Disaster of Annual 1909-1921Helion & CompanyAfrica @ War 56€ 21.06
War of Intervention in Angola, Volume 4 Angolan and Cuban Air Forces, 1985-1987 War of Intervention in Angola, Volume 4 Angolan and Cuban Air Forces, 1985-1987Helion & CompanyAfrica @ War 54€ 21.06
War of Intervention in Angola, Volume 5 Angolan and Cuban Air Forces, 1987-1992 War of Intervention in Angola, Volume 5 Angolan and Cuban Air Forces, 1987-1992Helion & CompanyAfrica @ War 63€ 24.72
War of Intervention in Angola. Angolan and Cuban Forces at War, 1975-1976 War of Intervention in Angola. Angolan and Cuban Forces at War, 1975-1976Helion & CompanyAfrica @ War 31€ 21.06
Product description

Revised Edition This new edition features new colour aircraft and vehicle profiles from Tom Cooper and David Bocquelet

Across Africa in the post-1956 era, the aspirations of African nationalists to secure power were boosted and quickly realized by the British, French and Belgian hasty retreat from empire. The Portuguese, Southern Rhodesian and South African governments, however, stood firm and would be challenged by their African nationalists. Influenced by the Communist bloc, these nationalists adopted the 'Armed Struggle'. In the case of Rhodesia, the Zimbabwe African People's Union (ZAPU), led by Joshua Nkomo, took this step in 1962 after their effort to foment rebellion in Rhodesia's urban areas in 1961-62 had been frustrated by police action and stiffened security legislation. Rhodesia's small, undermanned security forces, however, remained wary as Zambia and Tanganyika had given sanctuary to communist- supplied ZAPU and Zimbabwe African National Union (ZANU) guerrillas. The Rhodesians had foreseen that the northeastern frontier with Mozambique would be the most vulnerable to incursions because the African population living along it offered an immediate target for succour and subversion. The Portuguese were not seen as a bulwark as they were clearly making little progress in their counter-insurgency effort against their FRELIMO nationalist opponents. The Rhodesians were fortunate, however, that ZAPU and ZANU chose to probe across the Zambezi River from Zambia into the harsh, sparsely populated bush of the Zambezi Valley. The consequence was that the Rhodesian security forces conducted a number of successful operations in the period 1966-1972 which dented insurgent ambitions. This book describes and examines the first phase of the 'bush war' during which the Rhodesian forces honed their individual and joint skills, emerging as a formidable albeit lean fighting force.

59 b/w photos, 33 b/w maps, 8pp colour ills



Shopping cart

Your shopping cart is empty.
 

Shop near Amsterdam-Schiphol Airport. LOOK INSIDE !

When in the Netherlands,
visit our shop near
Amsterdam-Schiphol Airport.

Click on the image below for
extended tour.

 

  • aviationshopsupplies.com
  • aviationmegatrade.com