Unlimited [History Book] ☆ James and the Duck: Tales of the Rhodesian Bush War (1964 - 1980) - by Faan Martin ↠

By Faan Martin | Comments: ( 110 ) | Date: ( Dec 08, 2019 )

A very different tongue in cheek personal account about a forgotten war Between 1964 and 1980 Rhodesian men from all walks of life left their families and jobs to fight for their country They were farmers, bankers, railwaymen, shopkeepers, miners and even Members of Parliament, who every six weeks, changed their soft civilian life for battle dress, rifles and grenades TA very different tongue in cheek personal account about a forgotten war Between 1964 and 1980 Rhodesian men from all walks of life left their families and jobs to fight for their country They were farmers, bankers, railwaymen, shopkeepers, miners and even Members of Parliament, who every six weeks, changed their soft civilian life for battle dress, rifles and grenades These are their stories It s not really about war heroes It s about bluestone charged, but still lustful troops coping with fighting terrorists, boredom, longing, fear and death All this set against the background of Africa s sweltering heat, annoying insects, dangerous animals and venomous snakes Definitely not for the faint hearted The reader will meet a long suffering prisoner of war, infantry soldiers, helicopter gunship pilots, tribesmen, pompous army officers, mercenaries and even a duck Some of the personal incidents will have you laughing and crying at the same time No matter how you view the Rhodesian Bush War, you will enjoy the humour and at times satire and even sadness of this true account of how men coped with the horrors and hardships of war.


  • Title: James and the Duck: Tales of the Rhodesian Bush War (1964 - 1980)
  • Author: Faan Martin
  • ISBN: 9781434319739
  • Page: 338
  • Format: Paperback

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Comments James and the Duck: Tales of the Rhodesian Bush War (1964 - 1980)

  • Bob

    Thank goodness for the print on demand industry and the internet which preceded it. I doubt very much if this book would have ever seen the light of day outside of the author's friends and family.This is a good book, a solid book. It is non-fiction and a story of the Rhodesian bush war as told by the boots on the ground troopie. Nothing political, nor strategic, only incidents from the many patrols and mission that the author took part in.The only criticism, which I did not know prior to purchas [...]


  • Fred

    I got this book HOPING that I would be able to use it as a source in a paper on the Rhodesian Bush War. I can, but not necessarily as a primary source. It would be difficult to do that what with the author's disclaimer in the front that the names of people and places have been changed and that it is "based" on the truth.Still, it is a great read for anyone that enjoys military history. Heck, it's a great read for anyone in the military period. It was amazing to me some of the similarities betwee [...]


  • Ruth

    c2007: Not the best memoir that I have read. No sense of character nor of place and time. Nevertheless, its a quick read that doesn't take up too much emo time! Recommended to those of the normal crew that like a few war stories. "Now that the battle was over, they smoked and chatted about what had happened as they waited for the helicopters to arrive."


  • Darren

    Interesting stories about the Bush Wars in Rhodesia.


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