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Old July 28, 2011, 09:09   #501
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Thanks for posting all of these photos.

A few years ago, I was fortunate to have spent about a year and a half working with a veteran Selous Scout. He was kind enough to loan me his copy of Ron Reid Daly's book and introduce me to a couple of his old mates. It seems to me that the Rhodesians fielded the most effective counter-terrorist/asymmetric warfare forces to date. It is most unfortunate that the rest of the English speaking world abandoned Rhodesia to the likes of Robert Mugabe and Joshua Nkomo.
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Old October 16, 2011, 11:48   #502
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Old December 23, 2011, 18:39   #503
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Looking through the photos, I see a lot of white fellas with black faces- not camo, but black. I'm wondering, was that not nightops, not camo, but an attempt to confuse by looking more like the bad guys?
Yes, they called it "black is beautiful" cream.
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Old February 14, 2012, 00:29   #504
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His thoughts, perhaps?


Christ, Carol, here I am again.
On our way to where we honeymooned.
I know all these roads, these wooded hills, yet we don't dare drive them.
What has happened to our country?
What will little Jimmie know of Rhodesia? It's the most beautiful land- just look at it! God, how can it all go to hell? How is this possible?
Friggin' Queen Mum, she's abandoned us, and so has everyone else. It's us against the terrorists, Chinese, and Cubans. This is friggin' unbelievable- how the hell did this happen?
One more damned heli ride to hell, they'll all be gone, or hanging in the bush, and we shoot at ghosts. Christ, why can't they just do it right?
Do I really think we can fix things? God, what if the terrs drive us out? Where will we go?
Can you imagine if those bastards win what this land will look like in fifty years?
Oh, shit. Just, it all sucks.
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Old April 06, 2012, 10:53   #505
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What a great thread. Such a great cache of pictures... thank you to all who contributed
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Old October 31, 2012, 06:40   #506
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Old November 18, 2012, 17:26   #507
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Awesome thread which presents a wealth of photographic information. Thanks!
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Old November 18, 2012, 19:01   #508
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I was always fond of hearing Rhodesians refer to crocodiles as "flatdogs".
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Old November 19, 2012, 09:20   #509
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Does anyone know?

What are the conditions of the White farmers in Zimbabwe (Rhodesia) today?
Are there any left, or had they all left for Britain, South Africa, the States, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand?

Do any still own their farms and land, or is that all gone now?

Were they all murdered?

Surely would appreciate somebody sharing what they know with us here.

First hand information please. Not something you read in articles, books, news reels, television reports, etc.

Thank you.
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Old November 19, 2012, 19:54   #510
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What are the conditions of the White farmers in Zimbabwe (Rhodesia) today?
Are there any left, or had they all left for Britain, South Africa, the States, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand?

Do any still own their farms and land, or is that all gone now?

Were they all murdered?

Surely would appreciate somebody sharing what they know with us here.

First hand information please. Not something you read in articles, books, news reels, television reports, etc.

Thank you.
So this is second hand info but, I met a gal when I was in Dallas TX 2 years ago that was white Rhodesian, she said she was from Zimbabwe but noticing her age I said, "oh Rhodesia?" Made an instant friend. Chatted a lot over drinks.

She had worked for the Zimbabwe Ministry of Tourism until things got too tough there. Said her parents stayed on at the family ranch for a while but finally decided it was much safer to move to South Africa. She said there were a "few" holdouts but just a very few. Most went to SA or Europe.
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Old November 19, 2012, 21:10   #511
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If you have Netflix, there is a movie called "Mugabe and the White African " about a farmer trying to keep his farm from government seizure. They use and do every dirty trick in the book to get their land. Talk about a movie that pisses ya off!!!
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Old November 20, 2012, 07:49   #512
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Thank you, Men

Much obliged.

BTW, the full movie is on YouTube.
Watch it before somebody order that it be removed.
It's now 11/21/2012 at 4:51 a.m. PST
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Old November 20, 2012, 11:57   #513
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Was this poster based on a real picture, or made up by an artist?
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Old November 20, 2012, 18:07   #514
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Was this poster based on a real picture, or made up by an artist?
This was an actual recruitment poster that was published in 'Soldier of Fortune' regularly back in the 70s.
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This was an actual recruitment poster that was published in 'Soldier of Fortune' regularly back in the 70s.
Ya I knew that, I remember seeing the ad in SOF. I was just curious what it was based on..
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Old November 20, 2012, 19:35   #516
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If you have Netflix, there is a movie called "Mugabe and the White African " about a farmer trying to keep his farm from government seizure. They use and do every dirty trick in the book to get their land. Talk about a movie that pisses ya off!!!
Cool, thanks fer the heads up - good movie to watch tonight
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Old November 20, 2012, 23:36   #517
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If you have Netflix, there is a movie called "Mugabe and the White African " about a farmer trying to keep his farm from government seizure. They use and do every dirty trick in the book to get their land. Talk about a movie that pisses ya off!!!
Great movie! I have even heard some of the libs here in town claim that they were upset after seeing it.
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