30 Degrees South Publishers in South Africa

 

HOME

..........................

PURCHASE ON-LINE  :

 

BOOKS A - M

 

BOOKS M (cont) - T

 

BOOKS T (cont) - Z

..........................

AFRICA@ WAR SERIES

..........................

ANGLO-BOER WAR SERIES

..........................

SOUTHBOUND TITLES

..........................

LEDA PUBLISHERS

..........................

AUTHORS

 

OUR AUTHORS A - K

 

OUR AUTHORS K - Z

..........................

ABOUT US

..........................

CONTACT US

..........................

MAILING LIST

Join and be the first to know

..........................

SALES AND DISTRIBUTION

..........................

TERMS & CONDITIONS

Fireforce

Fireforce

By Cocks, Chris

Chris Cocks

 

One man's war in the Rhodesian Light Infantry

 

A classic on war … moving and gut-wrenching

 

R250.00

View associated Audio


Paperback with gatefolds
 

ISBN: 978-0958489-09-6
368 pages
222 x 152 / 6 x 8¾
160 colour & b/w photos, sketches, maps

Military / Biography / African Studies

 

Fireforce is the compelling, brutal but true account of Chris Cocks’ service in 3 Commando, The Rhodesian Light Infantry, during Zimbabwe’s bitter civil war of the ’70s—a war that came to be known almost innocuously as ‘the bush war’.  ‘Fireforce’, a tactic of total airborne envelopment, was developed and perfected by the RLI, together with the Selous Scouts and the Rhodesian Air Force. Fireforce became the principal strike weapon of the beleaguered Rhodesian forces in their struggle against the overwhelming tide of the Communist-trained and -equipped ZANLA and ZIPRA guerrillas.


The combat strain on a fighting soldier was almost unbelievable, for the Rhodesians, who were always desperately short of ground troops, were sometimes obliged to parachute the same men into action into as many as three enemy contacts a day. While estimates of enemy casualties vary, there seems little doubt that the RLI accounted for at least 12,000 ZANLA and ZIPRA guerrillas—but not without cost.


Fireforce is not for the squeamish. Although it has been written with unforgettable pathos and humour, it tells of face-to-face combat in the bush and death at point-blank range. It is a book which does nothing to glorify or glamorize war, for as Chris Cocks found at such a young age, war is merely a catalogue of suffering, destruction and death. Fireforce has been described by critics as being to the Rhodesian War what All Quiet On The Western Front was to World War I and Dispatches was to Vietnam. Read it … it will be an experience you never forget.

 

§ Back to list

 

 

Paygate

 

 

Visa Mastercard

 

Southbound Series

 

Facebook

 

Twitter

 

Pinterest

 

LEDA Publishers

This page contains information about Fireforce, Chris Cocks, Military Biography

 

Fireforce, Chris Cocks, Military Biography

 

WEB DESIGN. WEB OPTIMISATION, AND HOSTING BY UQH - www.ultraquickhost.com ©Ultra Quick Host ®UQH

It is illegal to copy or reproduce any information or images contained in this website without written application and subsequent

permission from Ultra Quick Host