Rhodesian Light Infantryman 1961-1980

Published: October 15th, 2015     
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Author: Neil Grant; Illustrator: Peter Dennis
Reviewed by: Robert Head - IPMS# 48922
ISBN #: 9781472809629
Other Publication Information: Paperback, 64 pages
Price: $18.99
Product / Stock #: Warrior# 177
Product provided by: Osprey Publishing

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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