For now, let's concentrate on Peck's rationalisation of why the Rhodesians
set themselves apart from the indigenous people whose country they stole.
When challenged by the authorities to explain what it was about, Mapfumo said it was a Rhodesian
army marching song encouraging young men to sign up.
I AM surprised that Canon Peter Hall (Mailbox, June 8) did not reflect in his letter that the so-called rebels such as Ian Smith and Wing Commander Simmonds of the Rhodesian
Front party fought for Britain during the war.
Never Die; The Impact of War and Political Change on White Rhodesia, c.
He indicated where he had hidden his AK-47 rifle and kitbag before guiding the Rhodesians
to the river crossing place".
Even though the artistic tastes of other centres--Cape Town, New York and London--changed over time, (7) white Rhodesians
seemed to find it difficult to embrace change; this was the consequence of a number of factors outlined below.
As the fighting increased in scope and intensity the Rhodesians
obtained, from various sources, Heckler & Koch G3A3 rifles.
Consequently, the Pearce Commission reported that the majority of Rhodesians
were not in favour of the settlement.
During the First World War, both white and black Rhodesians
served in Africa and Europe in the 1st and 2nd Rhodesian
Regiments (RR) and the Rhodesian
Native Regiment (RNR), as well as 400 white Rhodesians
who provided Rhodesian
platoons for the Kings Royal Rifle Corps.
Although the Rhodesian
Ridgeback is one of the most popular dogs in southern Africa, most people in the U.
Back when the Rhodesians
released him from prison, he re-joined the war by moving to Mozambique, where he became close to Mugabe as his special assistant until independence in 1980 when he was named as a cabinet minister.
Peter Godwin (1993: 47) emphasises this point lucidly: "For white Rhodesians
, there were traditions to reinforce and reflect the courage, independence and defiance of the true Rhodesian
: every schoolboy (and -girl) knew the exploits and history of Allan Wilson's patrol which on the banks of the Shangani, died so bravely in 1893 when outnumbered by Lobengula's 'hordes'" (Godwin 1993: 47).