The author was born in the highly successful self governing British colony, Southern Rhodesia His love of his country and its people is as clear in this book as his disbelief and anger over British and South African policies of political expendiency that forced Rhodesia out of the western camp into one clearly forseen to become a one party Marxist dictatorship Winds of Destruction is the story of the author s life before and after joining the Royal Rhodesian Air Force The book centres on the writer s involvement with air and ground operations in Rhodesia s thirteen year war against the communist forces of Marxist Robert Mugabe and Joshua Nkomo who sought to gain power by force....
|Title||:||Winds of Destruction|
|Publisher||:||Trafford Publishing November 18, 2003|
|Number of Pages||:||600 pages|
|File Size||:||795 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Winds of Destruction Reviews
Oh Boy! this has to be the BEST. Jaw-dropping throughout, amazing detail, all in
This is an epic book that will be of great interest to anyone who had any involvement in that conflict, and also to anyone with any interest in military aviation, or someone who just wants a gripping read of a chapter of real life history.
The Rhodesian Air force, from small beginnings, limited resources and UN sanctions were instrumental in the survival of this small nation, fighting a war against mammoth odds, and ostracized by most nations. What was achieved, by so few is absolutely staggering, the resolve, the design and production of 'world firsts' in bombs, weaponary, tactics is just mind blowing, Petter Bowyer being not just an author of this fine book, and also a serving member, from trainee pilot to the most senior officer ranks, and a negotiator in the peace talks, but also a prime driver in the development and application of new technologies many other nations have adopted and incorporated. History as it should be told.
WOW Long, long, and Long. I have to say this one was a struggle. There is definitely some great stuff in here about the Rhodesian Bush War, but more on military structure and airplane engineering.
An excellent book on growing up in Rhodesia and experiences in the Rhodesian bush war. A hefty tome but well written which made it a pleasure to read. It is a pity that the accompanying photographs were poor quality.
I've reviewed the Kindle version of this book before, and I stand by everything written there. I would only add that the soft cover version is MUCH superior in terms of maps and photos (like all print vs digital). In any case, it remains the best book I've yet read written about the Rhodesian War.
Having lived in Rhodesia between 1966 to 1980 the book was a very accurate portrayal of events and a way of life that all races, in the main, enjoyed. Very informative.
A well written factual account in which the writer managed to get a great deal of highly detailed and classified information, not normally available to a Group Captain, in the Rhodesian Forces..Some facts are a little incorrect, but otherwiuse it is an excellent read..