Rhodesian Light Infantryman 1961-80

Description

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.

Details

Author(s)
Neil Grant, Peter Dennis
Format
Paperback | 64 pages
Dimensions
184 x 248 x 7mm | 213g
Publication date
17 Nov 2015
Publisher
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Imprint
Osprey Publishing
Publication City/Country
New York, United Kingdom
Language
English
Illustrations note
55 b/w; 8 col
ISBN10
1472809629
ISBN13
9781472809629
Bestsellers rank
237,542