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A PRIDE OF EAGLES: Military Aviation in Rhodesia  -  BERYL SALT

A PRIDE OF EAGLES: Military Aviation in Rhodesia - BERYL SALT

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Printed Hardcover in good condition.  Published by Covos Day Books, South Africa, 2001. Apart from some very slight scuffing to corners and edges, and some marks to outside edges of pages, all is neat and clean.  Binding is good.

This volume chronicles the story of military aviation in Rhodesia from the early romantic days of "bush" flying in the 20s and 30s when aircraft were refuelled from jerry cans and landing grounds were often the local golf course. In 1939, before the outbreak of World War II, the tiny Rhodesian Air Force became the first to take up battle stations. The three Rhodesian squadrons served in East Africa, the Western Desert, Italy and Western Europe. At home, Rhodesia became a vast training ground for airmen from Britain, the Commonwealth, and Greece. After the war, Rhodesia rebuilt its air force on a tiny budget -- equipping it with Ansons, Spitfires, Vampires, Canberras, Hunters and Alouettes. In later years, after the imposition of sanctions and during the bitter bush war years, many remarkable innovations were made to keep the RhAF flying in the vanguard of counter-insurgency operations. This colourful look at the Rhodesian Air Force is sure to be of interest to military historians everywhere.


Postage for this book is R50.  It weighs  over 3 kg's.



Filled with photos, maps and operational details it is the definitive work on the Rhodesian Air Force.  Beryl Salt spent 30 years compiling the information and details that comprise this magnificent book.


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