The British South Africa Police Military Operations Outside Southern Rhodesia during World War One and World War Two edited by John Berry, Cliff Rogers and Alan Stock, is a compilation of memoirs and articles about the British South Africa Police involvement in military operations outside Southern Rhodesia during World Wars 1 & 2. Most have appeared before in various magazines many years ago, but these earlier and fragmented publications are now difficult for the ordinary reader to access and so are re-published here in one easy to read book.
Part One covers World War 1 and consists of various memoirs written by men who took part in the events, with connecting and explanatory text. There is thus some duplication but it is interesting to read how different writers had different interpretations of events. The obituaries of leading figures and Nominal and Medal rolls are included.
Part Two covers World War 2. There were much less actual military operations as the BSAP was no longer the de facto army of Southern Rhodesia. However, some 138 members of the BSAP were seconded to various units in North Africa, the Dodecanese, Iraq and Burma, where they served with distinction. Many wrote articles about their experiences and these are reproduced here. After their return many rose to high rank in the Force.
A nominal roll is included.
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