Rhodesian Light Infantryman 1961-1980

Published on
October 15, 2015
Review Author(s)
Book Author(s)
Neil Grant; Illustrator: Peter Dennis
Other Publication Information
Paperback, 64 pages
Product / Stock #
Warrior# 177
Company: Osprey Publishing - Website: Visit Site
Provided by: Osprey Publishing - Website: Visit Site
Product Picture

Osprey is a publishing house in the United Kingdom that should be a household name to the swarms of us. Osprey continues to expand their Warrior series with the 176th book in this installment. The warrior series examines specific units and armies of a particular nation. In this installment the all-white and world renowned South African unit who was one of the most innovative and successful anti-terrorist units in the modern world.

For the Warrior series, the chapters are organized as follows:

  • Introduction
  • Chronology
  • Structure
  • Enemy of the RLI
  • Recruitment and Enlistment
  • Training
  • Appearance
  • Equipment
  • Parachuting
  • Helicopters
  • Medical Services
  • Conditions of Service
  • Campaigns
  • Fire force operations
  • Beliefs and Belonging
  • Aftermath
  • Index

The book is illustrated with photographs in black and white and color, several descriptive paintings and maps of the individual areas that are listed above. I really enjoyed the knowledge and hearing about the various backgrounds that this elite unit came from. A lot of the Helicopter tactics they employed were extremely informative.

My thanks to IPMS, and Osprey Publishing for giving me the opportunity to review this book. I love learning and this book provided me insight to a unit I never even heard of until the opportunity to review this book.


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