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POLITICAL OVERVIEW

Below are related articles of the political situation in Rhodesia dealing with the military view of the Zimbabwean War of Independence. All with heavy reference to counter-insurgency and the employment of the Selous Scouts. The war lasted twenty-three years (1957-March 1980). The combatants of this conflict were the Nationalists against the Rhodesian governments. The war ended with a nationalist victory and independence of Rhodesia, now Zimbabwe (The good guys don't always win.). Casualties during this war was over 20,000 killed on both sides.

Map of current Africa, showing former Rhodesia as Zimbabwe.

 

 

WAR IN THE BUSH: Military and political situation in Rhodesia.

RHODESIAN ARMY: COUNTER-INSURGENCY, 1972-1979 (PART 1): This is a very thorough essay on COIN operations, which covers many different facets within the RSF, to include the Selous Scouts.

RHODESIAN ARMY: COUNTER-INSURGENCY, 1972-1979 (PART 2): This essay is long, but well worth a read, just for the lessons learned from the RSF.

ZAPU AND ZANU: The black nationalist groups.

RHODESIAN INSURGENCY (PART 1): This is a little more than an overview but well worth the read.

RHODESIAN INSURGENCY (PART 2): This is an awesome amount of information in such a small piece of work, again it's a great read and well worth the time.

COUNTERINSURGENCY IN RHODESIA: Excellent article written in 1979, about the conflict in Rhodesia.

 

 

U D I

On 11 November 1965, Ian Smith of the Rhodesian Front Party issued the Unilateral Declaration of Independence (UDI). This document can be viewed below in all its splendor.

UDI of the Rhodesian Front Party.

 

 

 

7.62 FN FAL rifle.

 

 

 

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