The Saints

The Saints

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Book a DVD. At last! The history of the Rhodesian Light Infantry. We have seen the stories of the more 'glamorous' Selous Scouts, the SAS and the Rhodesian Air Force, but very little about the RLI, often underrated, but arguably one of the most effective counter-insurgency units of all time. This was the unit that brought the 'Fireforce' concept to the world's attention -- the devastatingly ruthless airborne envelopment and annihilation of a guerrilla enemy. Dubbed qThe Killing Machineq by Charles D Melson, chief historian of the US Marine Corps, the RLI was a veritable 'foreign legion' with over 20 diverse nationalities serving in her ranks. A glossy coffee-table, pictorial format with hundreds of colour photographs, maps, rolls, honours and awards. It is not intended as a definitive history but, with more of a classic 'scrapbook' feel, the presentation attempts to capture the essence of this fine unit -- what it was like to be a troopie, one of the 'ouens'. We have accessed a host of unique, previously unpublished photos and illustrative material and many former RLI members have embraced the project, generously contributing photos, memorabilia and anecdotes. Ian Smith has written his tribute in the front and the foreword is by the last CO, Lieutenant-Colonel Charlie Aust.The truck that we were driving was a Bedford M. It had a recommended top speed of 50 miles per hour (80kph). ... Willing more from the already screaming engine we did not heed the systematic vibration going through the vehiclea€”a sort of a WWRUNG! ... We had a a#39;work arounda#39; to compensate for fuel evaporation , which was to always record the number of litres taken, but to round it off upward to theanbsp;...

Title:The Saints
Author:Alexandre Binda, Chris Cocks
Publisher:30° South Publishers - 2007


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