The Rhodesia Medal Roll

Rhodesia Medal Roll is the first book to list all gazetted recipients of Rhodesian honours and decorations from their inception in 1970.

The Rhodesia Medal Roll

Rhodesia Medal Roll is the first book to list all gazetted recipients of Rhodesian honours and decorations from their inception in 1970. It even includes over 1,700 previously unpublished awards made between September 1979 and the abolition of the Rhodesian honours system in October 1981.

Where the Lion Roars

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Where the Lion Roars

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The Ghana Cookery Book

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The Ghana Cookery Book

One of West Africa's earliest recipe books, "The Ghana Cookery Book" was first published in Accra in 1933. Over 800 recipes make use of a wealth of local ingredients: ripe, tropical fruit, abundant fresh fish from the Atlantic Ocean, exotic spices, and a profusion of vegetables, grains and nuts from the fertile plantations of the Gold Coast. Providing a fascinating, unique snapshot of West African cuisine during the colonial period, "The Ghana Cookery Book" features a number of charming period advertisements, and is packed with vintage hints and tips on running a household in tropical Africa. If you have an interest in West Africa and the cultural histories of the region, this book makes for essential and enjoyable reading.

Matabeleland and the Victoria Falls

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Matabeleland and the Victoria Falls

On New Year's Eve 1874, the British explorer and naturalist Frank Oates became one of the first Europeans since David Livingstone to see the magnificent Victoria Falls. A month later, he was dead from malaria, aged 34. This book draws on the original diaries, letters and sketches of Frank Oates to paint a vivid picture of the Victorian exploration of Central Africa. It documents his encounters with legendary rulers such as King Lobengula of the Ndebele and larger-than-life characters like the ivory hunter Frederick Selous, and records Oates' final, fatal trek through the Zambezi Valley towards Victoria Falls. Offering the modern reader an unparalleled view of nineteenth-century Africa at a period of transition, Matabeleland and The Victoria Falls is detailed, personal, and compelling.

Cooking in West Africa

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Cooking in West Africa

West Africa's earliest recipe book, "Cooking in West Africa" was originally published in 1920, and written for the benefit of young bachelor district officers in Nigeria during the British colonial period. Over 200 recipes use local ingredients such as sweet mangoes, beef from zebu oxen, green paw-paw and fresh ground-nuts, together with imported staples such as tinned sausages and condensed milk. Hints on stocking a cook's box and cooking for colleagues struck down with fever are interspersed with delightful vintage advertisements. This book is a piece of West African colonial history - to read, savour and enjoy.

With Captain Stairs to Katanga

... £18.95 £17.0£17.0£17.0£17.06666 The Rhodesia Medal Roll The Rhodesia Medal Roll The Rhodesia Medal Roll The Rhodesia Medal Roll £17.95 £16.1£16.1£16.1£16.16666 Matabeleland and the Victoria Matabeleland and the Victoria Matabeleland ...

With Captain Stairs to Katanga

The late 19th century saw practically the entire continent of Africa carved up and partitioned between a handful of European colonial powers. This is the story of the Stairs Expedition, related by the group's medical officer. First published in 1893, Moloney's fascinating narrative will transport readers to a world of cannibals, missionaries, and slave traders; a provocative military invasion and its bloody climax; and the mercenaries' nightmarish return march.

British Military Medals second Edition

Medal rolls: entitlement noted by 'S' or 'Star' (usually with date of dispatch) on Egypt medal rolls. • ADM.171-50 (1891 campaign and Tokar clasp). The Medal for North West Canada, 1885 The silver medal for service in the second Louis ...

British Military Medals   second Edition

Fully revised second edition of Peter Duckers best-selling guide to military medals. This second edition of Peter Duckers best-selling British Military Medals traces the history of medals and gallantry awards from Elizabethan times to the modern day, and it features an expert account of their design and production. Campaign and gallantry medals are a key to understanding - and exploring - British and imperial military history, and to uncovering the careers and exploits of individual soldiers. In a series of succinct and well-organized chapters he explains how medals originated, to whom they were awarded and how the practice of giving medals has developed over the centuries. His work is a guide for collectors and for local and family historians who want to learn how to use medals to discover the history of military units and the experiences of individuals who served in them.

A Matter of Weeks Rather Than Months

Saffrey, David, Rhodesia Medal Roll: Honours and Decorations of the Rhodesian Conflict 1970-1981, Jeppestown Press, London, 2006. Salt, Beryl, A Pride ofEagles: The Definitive History of the RhodesianAir Force: 1920-1980, ...

A Matter of Weeks Rather Than Months

Founded on 35 years of research into o the post-1945 Anglo-Rhodesian history, this book complements Richard Wood's "The Welensky Papers: A History of the Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland: 1953-1963 (1983)" and "So Far and No Further! Rhodesia's bid for independence during the retreat from empire: 1959-1965 (2005)." Of "So Far," Michael Hartnack wrote that 'Once in a lifetime comes a book which must force a total shift in the thinking person's perception of an epoch, and of all the prominent characters who featured in it.' A Matter of Weeks Rather than Months recounts the action and reaction to Ian Smith's unilateral declaration of Rhodesia's independence, the second such declaration since the American one of 1776. It examines the dilemmas of both sides. Smith's problem was how to legitimise his rebellion to secure crucial investment capital, markets, trade and more. His antagonist, the British Prime Minister, Harold Wilson, was determined not to transfer sovereignty until Rhodesia accepted African majority rule in common with the rest of Africa. Given British feelings for their Rhodesian kith and kin and Rhodesia's landlocked position, Wilson eschewed the use of force. He could only impose sanctions but hoped they would defeat Smith 'in a matter weeks rather than months'. The Rhodesians, however, evaded the sanctions with such success that they forced Wilson to negotiate a settlement. Negotiations were nevertheless doomed because the self-confident Rhodesians would not accept a period of direct British rule while rapid progress to majority rule was made or the imposition of restraints on powers they had possessed since gaining self-government in 1923. In tune with their allies in the African National Congress of South Africa, the Rhodesian or Zimbabwean African nationalists had already adopted the Marxist concept of the 'Armed Struggle' as a means to power. Sponsored by the Communist Bloc, its surrogates and allies, they began a series of armed incursions from their safe haven in Zambia. Although bloodily and easily repulsed, they would learn from their mistakes as the Rhodesian forces would discover in the 1970s. Consequently, this is a tale of sanctions, negotiations and counter-insurgency warfare.

Chalk Baked Beans and Bog Rolls

Saffery, David, Rhodesia Medal Roll (Jeppestown Press, 2006). The Oxford Dictionary of Quotations (2nd edn, Oxford University Press, 1968). Wikipedia. www.wikipedia.org About the Author Michael Jenvey was born in 1942, in 311.

Chalk  Baked Beans  and Bog Rolls

This autobiography seizes the past seventy years by the scruff of the neck and nostalgically frolics down memory lane in South Africa, Rhodesia, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, and England. Plentifully laced with humour, possessing a warmth of love for humanity, spiced with a wide ranging set of anecdotes, it encompasses the free range days of living in southern Africa. Whilst fi lled with the nuances and aromas of that continent, it expresses the joy of life and a ceaseless zest for living, set against an ever changing, diverse backdrop of the military, education, and retail. It dwells within a wide panorama of loving family and friends, and it touches on spirituality, philosophy, history, theatre, and travel whilst off ering several messages to its readers. It resonates with the assorted emotions that make humans so fascinating. Th is story line compels one to recall past experiences, both happy and sad memories, and above all, it off ers a beacon of steadfast hope.

Fighting for Time

Rhodesian Medal Roll. London: Jeppestown Press, 2006. Salt, Beryl, et al. A Pride of Eagles: The Definitive History of the Rhodesian Air Force, 1920–1980. Johannesburg: Covos Day Books, 2001. Schorr, Douglas. The Myth of Smith: Rhodesia ...

Fighting for Time

This military study examines the evolution of the Rhodesian armed services during the complex conflicts of the Cold War era. Through the 1960s and 1970s, Africa endured a series of conflicts involving Rhodesia, South Africa, and Portugal in conflict with the Frontline States. The Cold War brought outside influences, including American interest at the diplomatic, economic, and social level. In Fighting for Time, military historian Charles D. Melson sheds new light on this complex and consequential period through analysis of the Rhodesian military. Drawing on a wealth of primary sources, Melson examines the Rhodesian military’s evolution into a special operations force conducting intelligence-driven operations. Along the way, he identifies key lessons to be learned from this low-intensity conflict at the level of “tactics, techniques, and procedures.” Melson looks closely at the military response to the emerging revolutionary threat and the development of general and special-purpose units. He addresses the critical use of airpower as a force multiplier supporting civil, police, and army efforts ranging from internal security and border control to internal and external combat operations; the necessity of full-time joint command structures; and the escalation of cross-border attacks and unconventional responses as the conflict evolved.

Orders Medals

Kennedy on the 1896 medal roll ( Rhodesia ) but found him on the roll for Matabeleland 1893 and Capt . Kennedy's son who gave Mr. Jackson the medal said it was " one of his Father's medals " implying that the Matabele medal also exists ...

Orders   Medals


Contact 1

Contact 1 has been out of print since the late 1970s, despite the constant demand to reprint it. Now there is the chance for a new generation to read this iconic book.

Contact 1

Contact 1 has been out of print since the late 1970s, despite the constant demand to reprint it. Now there is the chance for a new generation to read this iconic book. Contact 1 was conceived by College Press, in what was then Salisbury, Rhodesia, the rebel British colony. John Lovett was an expert medal collector who had served in the Royal Air Force, and later in the 'A' Reserve of the British South Africa Police. Contact 1 covers the war from its beginnings when UDI - the Unilateral Declaration of Independence - was announced on 11 November 1965. But no government ever recognized Rhodesia, not even South Africa, then under apartheid rule. Initially, the war consisted of relatively minor skirmishes. In 1972, the conflict began in earnest. From 1972 to 1976, the war was largely a stalemate. After 1976, the conflict became much more widespread and intense, until by the end of 1979 the whole country was engulfed in fighting. 'Contact 1' considers the period 1965-1976. The sequel, Contact 2, by Paul Moorcraft, describes the most intense period of the war, the last three years. Together they provide an unrivalled photographic history of the war, as well as the complete record of decorations and the roll of honor from 1965-1980. Over seventy-five percent of those who fought in the Rhodesian security forces were blacks - the struggle was then couched largely in Cold-War terms as a battle against Soviet- and Chinese-inspired communism, not African nationalism. Both those surviving from the war and their sons, daughters and grandchildren, as well as military experts and enthusiasts who did not experience the war, will enjoy re-living those tumultuous times. 'Contact 1' is written in a confident style, in the middle of a war, which white Rhodesians believed they could not lose. In retrospect, it might appear naïve propaganda, but that is a perspective from the hindsight of over three decades. Setting aside moral issues - and there were many atrocities on both sides - the Rhodesian military fought with great skill, bravery and determination - against heavy odds. Military staff colleges throughout the world study the campaign for lessons in counter-insurgency at the tactical and operational levels. Strategically, the war could not have been won without massive intervention from the West and South Africa. By 1979, the war was lost. And by accident the most conservative prime minister in recent British history, Margaret Thatcher, contributed to the first electoral success of a Marxist leader in Africa: Robert Mugabe. Zimbabwe was born. 'Contact 1' provides an enthralling insight into a British colony that rebelled against the Crown and tried to preserve white rule in a country in which it was outnumbered 25:1. It was an argument with history as well as arithmetic. At the time, however, many whites believed that Rhodesian Prime Minister Ian Smith would find a way out of the diplomatic and military impasse. This is a passionate study of a lost war, and yet to many Rhodesians it was the time of their lives, despite the tragedies. It was a time of madness but almost all fought for what they believed was right - to defend their families, their culture, their muscular Christianity and their country. Now that country is but a memory.

The 2nd Rhodesia Regiment in East Africa

The nominal roll in this book is particularly helpful to medal collectors and genealogists.It shows details of attestation dates, highest ranks held, whether killed or wounded, and any awards made.

The 2nd Rhodesia Regiment in East Africa

A good detailed account of this Regiments work in East Africa in WWI. A white unit, raised specifically for service in that campaign and drawing its recruits from the pre-war Southern Rhodesia Volunteers and the settler community at large.It saw a considerable amount of action during its short existence.It also, in common with other white units, suffered heavy losses from disease and the general wear and tear of bush warfare.It was disbanded in 1917. The nominal roll in this book is particularly helpful to medal collectors and genealogists.It shows details of attestation dates, highest ranks held, whether killed or wounded, and any awards made.

Rhodesians Worldwide

Jim did a variety of jobs and kept up his allotment Rhodesia Medal Roll - Editor David Saffery until ill health forced him to give it up . He was secretary to the Newton Medals and books that relate the Rhodesian Civil War remain ...

Rhodesians Worldwide


The Bulawayo Cookery Book

... two or three years, and will keep a long time and be better for age. Be very careful in following the directions of this recipe and it will never fail. Also available from Jeppestown Press The Rhodesia Medal Roll David 155 CLXX CLXXI.

The Bulawayo Cookery Book

First published in 1909, Zimbabwe's earliest cookery book will entrance you with over 230 recipes for African delicacies: aromatic green fig preserve; savoury bobotie (a curried meat-loaf that reflects southern Africa's Malay heritage); zesty lemon pudding, and warm, spicy gingerbread. Zimbabwean originals, every one. More than fifty delightful contemporary advertisements, for long-established Zimbabwean companies like Puzey and Payne and Maskew Miller, lend vintage Edwardian style to this enchanting work. A brilliant book for anyone interested in the development of southern African cookery, or in Zimbabwean colonial history.

A Guide to the Public Records of Southern Rhodesia Under the Regime of the British South Africa Company L890 l923

( 4 units MATABELE REBELLION , 1896 ( n.d. ) Printed medal roll of Company's troops with manuscript amendments , and supplement ; medal roll of Imperial troops ; indexes to these rolls . 6 units MISCELLANEOUS ( 1910–27 ) Defence ...

A Guide to the Public Records of Southern Rhodesia Under the Regime of the British South Africa Company  L890 l923


A Guide to the Public Records of Southern Rhodesia Under the Regime of the British South Africa Company 1890 1923

( 4 units MATABELE REBELLION , 1896 ( n.d. ) Printed medal roll of Company's troops with manuscript amendments , and supplement ; medal roll of Imperial troops ; indexes to these rolls . 17 units MISCELLANEOUS ( 1910–27 ) Defence ...

A Guide to the Public Records of Southern Rhodesia Under the Regime of the British South Africa Company  1890 1923


The Making of Rhodesia

... and in the Medal Roll. No two of these agree. The figures in the text are taken from the Company's report, which was probably based on the most accurate information obtainable. 2 Memories of Mashonaland, by Dr. Knight-Bruce, p. 222.

The Making of Rhodesia

First Published in 1967. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Reports on the Native Disturbances in Rhodesia 1896 97

... weather , and difficulties of transport , at all times behaving in the most gallant and cheerful manner , and I trust that it may be possible that the time for the Medal Rolls to be open should be extended to the 31st October ...

Reports on the Native Disturbances in Rhodesia  1896 97


Operation Lighthouse

This book chronicles Intaf's rapid, forced conversion from the original dedicated and efficient district administration to a paramilitary force tasked with carrying out normal administrative functions in abnormal situations.

Operation Lighthouse

From 1890 and throughout its history, the men of Rhodesia's Internal Affairs (Intaf) were bound by an intense loyalty to each other and a deep understanding of the tribal people in their charge. Their greatest strengths were individuality and self-reliance, strengths which were called upon to the fullest during the rebellions of 1896-7, and again in the Bush War of the 1970s. This book chronicles Intaf's rapid, forced conversion from the original dedicated and efficient district administration to a paramilitary force tasked with carrying out normal administrative functions in abnormal situations. Despite inadequate weaponry and insufficient training, Intaf was all too frequently the only armed presence. There were just not enough military forces to go around. Many of those directly involved at all levels in the war have contributed their reminiscences in the pages of this book. These accounts have been supplemented by extracts from official documents and wide-ranging comment, melded to give a picture of one of the least-known and least-understood aspects of Rhodesia's war against the guerrilla insurgents: the role of Intaf. This book serves to set the record straight. Intaf's first priority was to defend the tribes people and maintain the administration. In this task Intaf should have been supported by the military forces which, in common with much of the hierarchy in Salisbury, did not understand Intaf's true role. Eventually Intaf found itself in operating in support of the military or, in the absence of the army, acting independently in a military role. Intaf's was a very personal war. All staff and their families, many of whom lived in continual danger in the tribal areas, were known to each other. As with the BSAP, the police force, they were unable to withdraw periodically to the 'bright lights' of the towns. Their homes, wives and families were in the operational areas, often within earshot of contacts with insurgents. This book is a tribute to the tenacity and loyalty of all who served in Intaf, and their wives and families: the national servicemen, the vedettes, community advisers, Field and ADF staff, the regular members. The Roll of Honour in this book bears testimony to this paradox, as many poorly trained and inadequately armed members of staff paid the ultimate price.