Rhodesian Light Infantryman 1961–80

Rhodesian Light Infantryman 1961–80 cover

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The 1st Battalion, The Rhodesian Light Infantry, was one of the most innovative and successful counter-insurgency units in modern history. Formed as a commando battalion in 1964 after the dissolution of the Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland, the RLI was an all-white unit made up of South Africans and men from the UK, Europe and US. It was a key weapon in independent Rhodesia's struggle against the Zimbabwe African National Liberation Army and Zimbabwe People's Revolutionary Army during the bloody Rhodesian Bush War. This comprehensive study explores the unit's dramatic history, revealing the RLI's fearsome airborne and combat capacity, which gave the unit, at times, near total tactical superiority against its opponents.

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Published Nov 20 2015
Format Ebook (PDF)
Edition 1st
Extent 64
ISBN 9781472809636
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 55 b/w; 8 col
Series Warrior
Short code WAR 177
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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Neil Grant

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Peter Dennis

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