Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. Selous scouts top secret war paperback, reissue author. Col ron reid daly having visited zimbabwe many times i was familiar with its history and the transition from the former rhodesia. If you have read the original edition you will enjoy this one much better. The selous scouts was a special forces regiment of the rhodesian army that operated from 1973 until the reconstitution of the country as zimbabwe in 1980. Some men are morally opposed to violencethey are protected by men who are not a british exgeneral sir walter. Librarything is a cataloging and social networking site for booklovers. The selous scouts were the toughest and most efficient killing machine.
A large number of primary sources were consulted to obtain the basic historical data for this study, but the africa research bulletin series was. Top secret war books on rhodesiazimbabwe war by ron reiddaly isbn. Oclcs webjunction has pulled together information and resources to assist library staff as they consider how to handle coronavirus. He is survived by his two children and two grandchildren. Memoirs of the rhodesian light infantry, selous scouts and beyond. Search for library items search for lists search for. Selous scouts top secret war welcome to regimental books. The selous scouts was the name given to a special forces regiment of the rhodesian army, which operated from 1973 until the introduction of majority rule in 1980. Selous scouts top secret war by reid daly ron stiff peter. Discover delightful childrens books with prime book box, a subscription that.
Selous scouts, top secret war by lt col ron reid daly. Top secret war books on rhodesiazimbabwe war by ron reiddaly 1 jan 1983. Tactical tracking operations the essential guide for military and police trackers. Captain chris schollenberg affectionately known as schulie by sallyann lowe drawing on the book selous scouts. Captain chris schulie schollenberg, selous scouts, the first of only two rhodesian soldiers to ever be awarded the grand cross of valour, after receiving it from the president of rhodesia, the hon. In his retirement, he authored several books on his wartime experiences. Top secret war second edition by lt col ron reid daly, peter stiff isbn.
Stiff, peter and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at. Top secret war ron reiddaly, peter stiff snippet view 1982. Its purpose on formation was the clandestine elimination of zanla and zipra guerrillas, both within and outside rhodesia. The book begins with coverage of the war in general up until the author it is important to note, from the start, that this book primarily covers the special branch side of the selous scouts, which was largely responsible for intelligence processing and more policefocused operations. Ron reid as told to peter stiff and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at. Named after the british explorer frederick selous 18511917, its motto was pamwe chetea shona phrase meaning all together, together only or forward together the charter of the selous scouts directed them to the clandestine. The book is tightly bound with moderate wear, slight spine cock. Our cheap used books come with free delivery in australia. Selous scouts top secret war book signed by chris schulenburg in the other war memorabilia category was sold for r5,000.
Discover delightful childrens books with prime book box, a subscription that delivers new books every 1, 2, or 3 months new customers receive 15% off your. I bought this book years ago and immediately recognized places and names although i was not a scout myself. Corvos day, 2001 signed by authors593 pages complete. Reliable information about the coronavirus covid19 is available from the world health organization current situation, international travel. This book has been rerelease as pamwe chete the legend of the selous scouts by reiddaly and is a completely revamped version of selous scouts top secret war original title. This book tells the story of one of the most famous special forces, based on the accountings of its creator lt col ron reid. We have seen the stories of the more glamorous selous scouts, the sas and the rhodesian air force, but very little about the rli, often underrated, but arguably one of the most effective counterinsurgency units of all time.
Lots of cool photos,especially of the bush war workhorse unimog and its various armament and the kcar and gcar, from a war with few comparably few photos. Selous scouts top secret war 9780620066747 by ron reid daly. Selous scouts top secret war by ron reid daly 198312. The selous scouts was a special forces regiment of the rhodesian army that operated from.
This was a war of decolonisation through terrorism and insurgency waged by communist black guerrillas backed by china and the soviet. Whilst the decisions were being made in the comfort of the uk foreign office as to how and when the zimbabwe could become independent, a war was being fought on the ground. This is the story of the selous scouts regiment of rhodesia, which was formed in 1973 and abolished without benefit of formal disbandment, when robert mugabes zanupf took power after the british supervised elections in 1980. Numerous and frequentlyupdated resource results are available from this search. Considering the scope of the conflict, comparatively little that is available to the public has been written on the war itself. Other war memorabilia selous scouts top secret war book. Counterinsurgency in rhodesia connecting repositories. The product image of the book cover displayed herein may vary from the original book cover for sale.
Signed twice on title page with inscription to phil with my best wishes ron reid daly. Some of the operations border on the incredulous, recklessness borne of desperation of fighting against long odds with the entire world against them and. O ne of the notable units to come out of the 196479 rhodesian bush war a. Tales of derringdo by rhodesias superb pseudo operations regiment the selous scouts, told by its commander ron reiddaly, during the bush war to preserve white rule in rhodesia in the 1970s. Peter stiff and a great selection of similar new, used and collectible books available now at great prices. A scout team aboard a helicopter taking them on a raid into neighboring mozambique. Check out the new look and enjoy easier access to your favorite features. Time later has told a somewhat different story on some of the events or lack of telling events that were detrimental by reiddaly.1462 1531 768 39 349 1148 1051 753 730 69 605 1441 200 434 730 1462 1115 1113 464 1124 755 1531 911 885 288 1519 1265 595 1317 595 816 1371 481 1395 1372 1313 1046