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Weep for Africa - A Rhodesian Light Infantry Paratrooper's Farewell to Innocence (Paperback) Loot Price: R202
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Weep for Africa - A Rhodesian Light Infantry Paratrooper's Farewell to Innocence (Paperback): Jeremy Hall

Weep for Africa - A Rhodesian Light Infantry Paratrooper's Farewell to Innocence (Paperback)

Jeremy Hall

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Jeremy Hall's childhood in the white-ruled apartheid South Africa of the 1950s and '60s was ostensibly idyllic: growing up in the farming areas of Natal, he had free rein to pander to his keen exploratory mind, yet niggling away was entrenched racism and interracial hatred. Closeted in the hallowed halls of an English-speaking high school, the revelation of the real world that followed - a world of township unrest, Afrikaner politicians issuing dire warnings of the red and black hordes massing on the borders - exploded into Hall's psyche with his national-service call-up into the South African Defence Force (SADF), where he encountered the institutionalized hatred of the Afrikaner hierarchy for the English-speaking recruits, the rowe, or 'scabs'. Disillusioned and unsettled, following his SADF conscription, Hall found himself in 1976 signing on for three years with 2 Commando The Rhodesian Light Infantry as the bush war in that country erupted from a simmering, lowkey insurgency into full-blown war. As a paratrooper with this crack airborne unit, he was to see continual combat on Fireforce operations and cross-border raids into Zambia and Mozambique, such as Operation Dingo, the 1977 Rhodesian attack on ZANLA's Chimoio base.

General

Imprint: 30 Degrees South Publishers
Country of origin: South Africa
Release date: June 2014
Authors: Jeremy Hall
Dimensions: 234 x 156 x 20mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 357
ISBN-13: 978-1-920143-93-0
Categories: Books > Language & Literature > Biography & autobiography
Books > Humanities > History
Books > Language & Literature > Biography & autobiography > General
Books > Humanities > History > African history
Books > Humanities > History > History of specific subjects
Books > Humanities > History > African history > General
Books > Humanities > History > History of specific subjects > Military history
Books > History > African history
Books > History > African history > General
Books > History > History of specific subjects
Books > History > History of specific subjects > Military history
Books > Biography > General
LSN: 1-920143-93-9
Barcode: 9781920143930

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