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Pilot, Prisoner, Patriot - One Man's Triumph Over Torture & Tragedy (Paperback) Loot Price: R287
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Pilot, Prisoner, Patriot - One Man's Triumph Over Torture & Tragedy (Paperback)

Hugh Slatter

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Pilot, Prisoner, Patriot centres on the arrest, torture, imprisonment and trial of the Chief of Staff of the Air Force of Zimbabwe on false charges of treason against the new Government of Zimbabwe, headed by Robert Mugabe.

The author, Air Vice Marshal Hugh Slatter, writes of his early childhood and upbringing in Africa (Southern Rhodesia) in the 1950s, followed by his entry into the Air Force and his rapid rise to the Chief of Staff position and pending promotion to Commander of the Air Force. In 1982 he is arrested by government agents of the Central Intelligence Organization, along with other officers, and tortured into signing false and incriminating confessions of guilt.

After a lengthy imprisonment and trial where he is defended by QC Harry Ognall, the successful prosecutor of the Yorkshire Ripper, he and the others were judged innocent by Zimbabwe`s Chief Justice, Enoch Dumbutshena. He is immediately rearrested and imprisoned because, as the hotheaded Minister of Home Affairs explains, “It is we, the Government who rule the country, not the High Court!”

After considerable world pressure on the Mugabe regime, he is released but evicted from the land of his birth and flown to England. He is aided by Senator Tom Eagleton, the Senior Senator in the US Senate, to come and settle in the USA.

The author recounts a successful second career, retiring as an Executive for General Electric Aviation coordinating new airplane projects with BOEING.

Finally, the author reflects on the consequences, tangible and intangible, of the life-changing event in Zimbabwe.

General

Imprint: Ex Montibus Media
Country of origin: South Africa
Release date: September 2017
Authors: Hugh Slatter
Dimensions: 230 x 150 x 10mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback
ISBN-13: 978-0-620-76975-4
Categories: Books > Language & Literature > Biography & autobiography
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Books > Language & Literature > Biography & autobiography > Historical, political & military
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Books > Social sciences > Politics & government > Political control & freedoms > Political control & influence > Political oppression & persecution
Books > Social sciences > Politics & government > Political control & freedoms > Political control & influence > Political oppression & persecution > General
Books > History > African history
Books > History > African history > General
Books > History > History of specific subjects
Books > History > History of specific subjects > Military history
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LSN: 0-620-76975-0
Barcode: 9780620769754

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