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A collection of original films describing the major units of the Rhodesian Forces, plus footage from external operations.

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S01E01 Selous Scouts: Pamwe Chete - Together As One 00/00/0000 The story of what it took to be a Selous Scout, with introduction and commentary from Lt. Col.Ron Reid-Daly. The Selous Scouts was a special forces regiment of the Rhodesian Army, that operated from 1973 until the introduction of majority rule in 1980. It was named after British explorer Frederick Courteney Selous (1851–1917), and their motto was pamwe chete, which in the Shona language, roughly means "all together", "together only" or "forward together". The charter of the Selous Scouts directed them to "the clandestine elimination of terrorists/terrorism both within and without the country.
S01E02 Zambia Operation: Green Leader 00/00/0000 The Green Leader raid was not the most significant strategically, but it was the most heavily publicized, within Rhodesia and internationally. One of the factors provoking the Green Leader raid was the shooting down of a Rhodesian Viscount - Rhodesian reaction was recalled internally in "A Deafening Silence" The raid began with an airstrike on the camps, after which helicopter gunships and ground troops would move in. After the first bombs fell came the Rhodesian's propaganda masterstroke. Climbing away after the bomb run, the commander of the raid -- Green Leader -- contacted Lusaka control tower. The tape of their conversation was broadcast throughout the world; it provided an incredible boost to white morale, and is still talked about by white Rhodesians today.
S01E03 The Saints: Rhodesian Light Infantry 00/00/0000 The RLI's tactics and training contributed to repeated successes in its counter-insurgency operations. "The advantage this gave them," says United States Army Lieutenant-Colonel Dave Grossman, "added up to nothing less than total tactical superiority." Alexandre Binda writes that the RLI "earned for itself an enviable reputation as one of the world's foremost anti-terrorist forces," while Major Charles D. Melson, chief historian of the United States Marine Corps, calls it "The Killing Machine".
S01E04 Mozambique Operation: Chimoio Camp 00/00/0000 Operation Dingo was a major raid conducted by the Rhodesian Security Forces against the Zimbabwe African National Liberation Army (ZANLA) headquarters of Robert Mugabe at Chimoio and a smaller camp at Tembue in Mozambique from 23–25 November 1977. More than 3,000 ZANLA fighters were reported as killed and 5,000 wounded while only two government troops died and six were wounded.
S01E05 Chaplain to The Forces 00/00/0000 The Rhodesian Corps of Chaplains with the Rev. Norman Wood
S01E06 Rhodesian SAS: They Who Dare 00/00/0000 The Rhodesian Special Air Service, one of the most formidable fighting forces in the world. operated almost exclusively across the border during the long bitter bush war, undertaking deep-penetration missions against insurgents being harbored inside neighboring Mozambique and Zambia. There were missions into Botswana too, and at one stage. they were operating without benefit of passport in all three neighboring black territories at the same time. Long before the war escalated and the whole region became their battlefield. secret clandestine missions across the border were undertaken by Special Air Service operation.
S01E07 Mozambique Operation: Mapai 00/00/0000 During the Rhodesian Bush War (or Second Chimurenga) the Rhodesian Security Forces (RSF) had to deal with an increasing flow of externally trained insurgents coming into Rhodesia, from its neighboring countries, especially from Zambia and Mozambique, the latter in particular after its independence in 1975. The objectives of Operations were to attack the ZANLA forces in their command and training center before they could enter Rhodesia.
S01E08 Pride of Eagles: The Rhodesian Air Force Today 00/00/0000 On Exercise Vanguard, with the Rhodesian Air Force.
S01E09 Mozambique Operation: Bridges Blown 00/00/0000 Rhodesian special forces blew major bridges and vital installations deep in Mozambique, with the ability to hit hard and fast attacking and taking their leave. the devastation complete, the mission accomplished.
S01E10 The Black Boots 00/00/0000 During the Bush War, the BSAP operated several anti-guerrilla units, most prominently the Police Anti-Terrorist Unit, which tracked and engaged Communist guerrillas; the Support Unit, which was a police field force, nicknamed the "Black Boots" because of the colour of their footwear; and the Civilian African Tracking Unit, composed mostly of black Rhodesian trackers utilizing the traditional skills and techniques of the Shangaan people.
S01E11 War On Words 00/00/0000 A public awareness film about the dangers of 'loose talk' during war.

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