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I an ex member of both 7 and 8 Squadron's of the Rhodesian war spending most of my operational time on Seven Squadron as a K Car gunner. I was credited for shooting down a fixed wing aircraft from a K Car on the 9 August 1979. This blog is from articles for research on a book which I HAVE HANDED THIS MANUSCRIPT OVER TO MIMI CAWOOD WHO WILL BE HANDLING THE PUBLICATION OF THE BOOK OF WHICH THERE WILL BE VERY LIMITED COPIES AVAILABLE Contact her on yebomimi@gmail.com The latest news is that the Editing is now done and we can expect to start sales and deliveries by the end of April 2011

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Friday, March 7, 2008

THE FIRST CHIMURENGA WAR AND RHODESIAN PIONEERS

CECIL RHODES STATUE -REMOVED FROM ITS SPOT IN BULAWAYO BY MUGABE (as he couldnt bear to see pidgeons defecating on the statue of such a great leader and father of Rhodesia)
CECIL JOHN RHODES - A MAN WITH A VISION-RHODESIA

WHITE SETTLERS MEET IN BULAWAYO AT START OF REBELLION MARCH 1896


NATIVE MATABELE POLICE -they deserted and joined the rebels in 1895



FIGHTING IN THE MATOPOS -RLI Troopers would have found this type of fighting no different to those days only problem no K Car!!!

LT. CREWE AT THE BATTLE OF THE UMGUZA 1896


RAISING THE BSAC FLAG BULAWAYO 4 NOVEMBER 1893



BRITISH SOUTH AFRICA COMPANY -Pioneer column route 1890


LOBENGULA'S KRAAL CIRCA 1893



Lobengula seated outside his Palace at Old Bulawayo


Rare picture of Matabele King Lobengula
Photographs and maps from : Bulawayo Historic Battleground of Rhodesia by Oliver Ransford 1968 -Pioneer Press Cape Town.












1 comment:

  1. This is some racist bull.Statue removed coz Mugabe hated Rhode's guts and that statue stood for all that was wrong about colonialism. There was nothing visionary about Rhodes except seeing a chance to make a profit out of the country and its natives

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I welcome comments from everyone on my book Choppertech.
I am interested especially on hearing from former ZANLA and ZIPRA combatants who also have thier story to tell.