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While factually accurate it is presented in an entirely biased manner.
on 23 February 2015
Whilst historically accurate and paying tribute to one of the most effective fighting forces in the world-the book was on the whole a disappointment. Though ZANU and ZAPU were communist affiliated and even though ZANU PF today still call each other comrade- their agenda was not particularly communist. Certainly Zimbabwe is not a "communist paradise" believe me I live there. I also did not like the implication that the Rhodesian government was "pure and sinless"- in some senses they brought the war upon themselves . True, the leaders of the liberation movements have proved to be totally selfish and inept at running the country but that does not justify reducing the struggle of the average soldier to a simple case of wanton destruction and terrorism. I found the implication that there was a distinct lack of intelligence on the part of the "terrs" and "gooks" to be rather disgusting and quite racist. All in all a typical case of the American superiority complex and a pointless read.