DINGO FIRESTORM: The Greatest Battle of the Rhodesian Bush War

DINGO FIRESTORM: The Greatest Battle of the Rhodesian Bush War

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On 23 November 1977, an armada of helicopters and airplanes took off from Rhodesian airbases and crossed the border into Mozambique. Their objective: to attack the headquarters of the Zimbabwe African National Liberation Army, where thousands of enemy forces were concentrated. Codenamed Operation Dingo, the raid was planned to coincide with a meeting of Robert Mugabe and his war council at the targeted HQ. It would be the biggest conflict of the Rhodesian Bush War. In this fascinating account, Ian Pringle describes the political and military backdrop leading up to the operation, and he tells the story of the battle through the eyes of key personalities who planned, led and participated in it. Using his own experience as a jet and helicopter pilot and skydiver, he recreates the battle in detail, explaining the performance of men and machines in the unfolding drama of events. DINGO FIRESTORM is a fresh, gripping recreation of a major battle in southern African military history.


"Ian Pringle has written a fast-paced, engaging book about one of the most successful Rhodesian "fireforce" operations in history ... His style is such that the reader feels intimately the tension, pressure and speed of the execution ... this is an excellent read and a thoroughly engaging book. I highly recommend it for those interested in a regional conflict that has largely been lost in the shadows of history." Strategy & Tactics Magazine

Product Details

  • Author: Ian Pringle
  • Publication Date: 2013-04
  • Publisher: Helion and Company
  • Product Group: Book
  • Manufacturer: Helion and Company
  • Binding: Hardcover, 304 pages
  • Brand: Brand: Helion and Company
  • Features:
    • Used Book in Good Condition
  • Item Dimensions:
    • Dimensions: 125L x 675W x 975H
    • Weight: 145
  • Package Dimensions:
    • Dimensions: 906L x 622W x 134H
    • Weight: 146
  • List Price: $49.95
  • ISBN: 1909384127
  • ASIN: 1909384127

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