Africa's Commandos: The Rhodesian Light Infantry from Border Control to Airborne Strike Force

Mark Adams; Chris Cocks

Verlag: Helion and Company, 2013
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This Book is in Good Condition. Clean Copy With Light Amount of Wear. 100% Guaranteed. Summary: The RLI . killing machine extraordinaireFew, if any, regiments have left their mark on the history of modern warfare as did the Rhodesian Light Infantry. Raised on 1 February 1961 the RLI first evolved into a commando unit then became involved in mundane border-control duties in the Zambezi Valley. Later as the bush war intensified the RLI was to evolve into a ruthlessly efficient 'killing machine'. This book chronicles the military evolution of the RLI from the peacetime soldiering days through to the constant high-intensity combat of the final years. Initially comprising volunteers from South Africa and Britain the RLI was always under strength until 1976 when the percentage of national servicemen serving in the RLI was dramatically increased to meet ever-increasing operational demands. The historical record will show how these young men, led and commanded by an outstanding combination of tough and battle-hardened non-commissioned officers and a skilled and aggressive officer corps, inflicted massive damage on the ZANLA and ZIPRA insurgent forces. The ruthless efficiency of the joint Air Force and RLI Fireforce operations where the RLI was deployed by helicopter and later also by parachute was to account for the deaths of in excess of 12,000 insurgents during the course of the war at a rate of 160 enemy killed for every one of their own lost: a truly remarkable record. Throughout the war the RLI never ceased to learn, adapt and evolve militarily and as such provides many important lessons for students of modern warfare in how a small military structure making the maximum and creative use of the limited resources available can achieve so much with so little. Disbanded after the political settlement on 31 October 1980 the RLI marched into history. Gone but never to be forgotten, this is the story of "the incredible RLI". Buchnummer des Verkäufers ABE_book_usedgood_1907677755

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Titel: Africa's Commandos: The Rhodesian Light ...
Verlag: Helion and Company
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Buchbeschreibung Helion Company, United Kingdom, 2013. Paperback. Buchzustand: New. 300 x 222 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. A chronicle of the military revolution of The Rhodesian Light Infantry; from commando unit to killing machine extraordinaire Few, if any, regiments have left their mark on the history of modern warfare as did the Rhodesian Light Infantry. Raised on 1 February 1961 the RLI first evolved into a commando unit before becoming involved in mundane border-control duties in the Zambezi Valley. Later, as the bush war intensified, the RLI was to evolve into a ruthlessly efficient killing machine . This book chronicles the military evolution of the RLI from the peacetime soldiering days through to the constant high-intensity combat of the final years. Initially comprising volunteers from South Africa and Britain the RLI was always under strength until 1976 when the percentage of national servicemen serving in the RLI dramatically soared to meet ever-increasing operational demands. The historical record will show how these young men, led and commanded by an outstanding combination of tough and battle-hardened non-commissioned officers and a skilled and aggressive officer corps, inflicted massive damage on the ZANLA and ZIPRA insurgent forces. The ruthless efficiency of the joint Air Force and RLI Fireforce operations where the RLI was deployed by helicopter and later also by parachute was to account for the deaths of in excess of 12,000 insurgents during the course of the war, at a rate of 160 enemy killed for every one of their own lost: a truly remarkable record. Buchnummer des Verkäufers AAJ9781907677755

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Buchbeschreibung Helion Company, United Kingdom, 2013. Paperback. Buchzustand: New. 300 x 222 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. A chronicle of the military revolution of The Rhodesian Light Infantry; from commando unit to killing machine extraordinaire Few, if any, regiments have left their mark on the history of modern warfare as did the Rhodesian Light Infantry. Raised on 1 February 1961 the RLI first evolved into a commando unit before becoming involved in mundane border-control duties in the Zambezi Valley. Later, as the bush war intensified, the RLI was to evolve into a ruthlessly efficient killing machine . This book chronicles the military evolution of the RLI from the peacetime soldiering days through to the constant high-intensity combat of the final years. Initially comprising volunteers from South Africa and Britain the RLI was always under strength until 1976 when the percentage of national servicemen serving in the RLI dramatically soared to meet ever-increasing operational demands. The historical record will show how these young men, led and commanded by an outstanding combination of tough and battle-hardened non-commissioned officers and a skilled and aggressive officer corps, inflicted massive damage on the ZANLA and ZIPRA insurgent forces. The ruthless efficiency of the joint Air Force and RLI Fireforce operations where the RLI was deployed by helicopter and later also by parachute was to account for the deaths of in excess of 12,000 insurgents during the course of the war, at a rate of 160 enemy killed for every one of their own lost: a truly remarkable record. Buchnummer des Verkäufers AAJ9781907677755

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Buchbeschreibung Helion and Company/Rhodesian LIght Infantry Regimental Association, West Midlands, England, 2013. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Fine. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Near Fine. First Edition. HARDCOVER. Helion and Company/Rhodesian LIght Infantry Regimental Association. 2013. First edition. Quarto. 320 pages. Original black cloth binding with gilt lettering to spine. White glossy paper. Photo-illustrated light brown dustjacket with white lettering to cover and spine. Three parts: The Early Days, The War Years, Reflections. List of colour plates (24) Glossary of Terms, Acknowledgements, Notes, Prologue, Introduction, About Rhodesia. One hundred twenty headings. Five appendices including Customs and Traditons, Regimental Association, Commanders, Honours, Awards and Citations, and Roll of Honour. Numberous black and white photographs throughout. Book in fine to as new condition. Dustjacket near fine. See photographs. Weight 1.8 kg. Additional postage may be required. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 825

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Buchbeschreibung Helion, 2013. Hardcover. Buchzustand: New. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: New. 12.1 x 8.9 x 1.1 inches. Brand new. Pristine. No markings. Hefty, detailed and well-illustrated history of the legendary Rhodesian elite unit. Combat actions recounted by 108 unit members who were present, with photographs of each man as he looks today and their mini-biography. // Shipped carefully packed in a sturdy box. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 011320

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