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Riassunto: This book depicts the military history of Southern Rhodesia from the first resistance to colonial rule, through the period of UDI (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.rnrnBut 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 Mugabe's operations against rival tribes and white farmers.rnrnFor 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.
L'autore: Paul Moorcraft is an author and historian.
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Descrizione libro Paperback. Condizione libro: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Codice libro della libreria GOR005060180
Descrizione libro Condizione libro: Acceptable. An acceptable and readable copy. All pages are intact, and the spine and cover are also intact. May have significant usage wear, age discoloration, stains, soil, exposure to moisture, tape, stickers, cover creases, cocked spine, bent boards, missing or damaged dust jacket, bumped corners, bent, folded, dog-eared, or foxed pages, previous owner label or name, remainder mark, inscription, notes, underlining and/or highlighting that does not obscure the text. Book only; no CDs, InfoTrac, Access Codes, Activation Keys, or other inclusions, unless otherwise noted. Codice libro della libreria 467000001UHT
Descrizione libro Pen & Sword Military, 2011. Paperback. Condizione libro: Very Good. Very good. Codice libro della libreria HH-183-72-8202818
Descrizione libro Pen & Sword Military, 2011. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P111848845227