Page 6 of 6 FirstFirst ... 456
Results 101 to 108 of 108

Thread: All matters Rhodesian / Rhodesia (merged thread)

  1. #101
    Banned
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Durban, South Africa
    Posts
    3,902

    Default


  2. #102
    Banned
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Durban, South Africa
    Posts
    3,902

    Default Due to lack of interest....

    ... this thread - in respect of COIN theory - seems to have dropped off the radar.

    However, no reason not to continue...

    I would add another book to the list.

    Low Intensity Operations: Subversion, Insurgency and Peacekeeping by Frank Kitson

    Kitson's personal military autobiography Bunch of Five is worth reading in conduction with the above.

    Both available on Kindle.

  3. #103
    Council Member carl's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    Denver on occasion
    Posts
    2,460

    Default

    I just finished a book on Michael Collins and the Anglo-Irish war. Very interesting. It occurs to me that because of the antagonists in that war there is a lot in English available about the activities and thoughts of the insurgents. One book that I haven't read but that looks interesting is called Guerrilla Days in Ireland by Tom Barry. He was a flying column commander.

    This is the only small war I can think of where you can so easily get both sides of the story.
    "We fight, get beat, rise, and fight again." Gen. Nathanael Greene

  4. #104
    Council Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Posts
    17

    Default

    Team,

    The Rhodesia Regiment Association is releasing a book in several weeks, a definitive history of the Rhodesia Regiment. It is going for NZD$110, and looks like a really mighty volume of a book. If anybody is interested, check out their website or even flick me a PM and I can put you in touch.

    There is a large expat community in my hometown in New Zealand, and the Association is based there (Along with a small museum in the local garrison bar). I know they also have a large number of books etc available for purchase.

    When I get some free time I am going to fly up there to hopefully have a pint with the Association and purchase my copy of the book. I also have Chris Cock's Fireforce on it's way to me now, which I am very excited about.

    Cheers all,

    Mac

  5. #105
    Council Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Posts
    115

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by JMA View Post
    Hi Flagg,

    Had breakfast with Jonathan Pittaway this morning and sadly there are no immediate plans for additional print runs for his SAS and Selous Scouts books. Keep your eyes out on e-bay.

    Don't forget the RLI book (proceeds to the Regimental Association):

    Africa's Commandos: The Rhodesian Light Infantry

    Other books can be found on facebook group: Rhodesian War Books including fiction.
    I finally got my hands on two Pittaway books: SAS and Selous Scouts.

    Both highly recommended. I suspect these books will continue to climb in value due to such low print volume.

    Of all the books I have on the respective topics, I reckon these are both the best.

    -----

    I also just added this one:

    Special Branch War, Ed Bird

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1909982342/
    Last edited by flagg; 06-22-2014 at 09:29 PM. Reason: added SB book

  6. #106
    Banned
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Durban, South Africa
    Posts
    3,902

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by flagg View Post
    I finally got my hands on two Pittaway books: SAS and Selous Scouts.

    Both highly recommended. I suspect these books will continue to climb in value due to such low print volume.

    Of all the books I have on the respective topics, I reckon these are both the best.
    Glad you came right. You want to share how much they are going for?

    Now you need this one to to complete your Rhodesian unit histories

    AFRICA'S COMMANDOS

  7. #107
    Council Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Posts
    115

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by JMA View Post
    Glad you came right. You want to share how much they are going for?

    Now you need this one to to complete your Rhodesian unit histories

    AFRICA'S COMMANDOS
    I may have to since I've already got some of Chris Cock's other books:

    Fireforce
    Out of Action
    Saints

    I paid about $100USD for each from different sellers plus shipping to NZ.

    Not cheap, but worth it.

    I will eventually pick up Pittaway's other books LRDG(Rhodie) and Koevoet(Saffie) as well.

  8. #108
    Council Member davidbfpo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    13,153

    Default Moderator's Note

    I have consolidated four RFI threads into this:All matters Rhodesian / Rhodesia (merged thread)

    A lot of information sits in the main thread: Rhodesian COIN (consolidated thread, inc original RLI) and the recently published book: Africa's Commandos - new book on the RLI (Now in Historians arena).

    As the war in Rhodesia was within a region wracked by conflict it is worth checking another thread: South Africa's COIN war in SWA/Namibia/Angola and COIN in Africa: The Portuguese Way of War, 1961–1974 (Now in Historians arena).

    A debate over the Rhodesian tactic 'Fireforce' is found in the Afghan context: Moving the Rhod. Fire Force concept to Afghanistan?

    A general search finds Rhodesia / Rhodesian appears in over a hundred threads, often in book lists for example.

    I have copied this to the main thread.
    Last edited by davidbfpo; 03-18-2017 at 07:20 PM. Reason: 58,346v when visited
    davidbfpo

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 427
    Last Post: 05-29-2019, 10:48 AM
  2. Matters Blackwater (Merged thread)
    By SWJED in forum PMCs and Entrepreneurs
    Replies: 318
    Last Post: 04-06-2018, 11:32 AM
  3. The David Kilcullen Collection (merged thread)
    By Fabius Maximus in forum Doctrine & TTPs
    Replies: 451
    Last Post: 03-31-2016, 03:23 PM
  4. Gaza, Israel & Rockets (merged thread)
    By AdamG in forum Middle East
    Replies: 95
    Last Post: 08-29-2014, 03:12 PM
  5. All matters MRAP JLTV (merged thread)
    By SWJED in forum Trigger Puller
    Replies: 354
    Last Post: 05-08-2013, 01:05 PM

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •