SPLINTER: Rhodesia’s Lake War, by Andrew Jackson and contributors
This 204 page 7”x10” book aims to fill a gap in the record of the 1970s Rhodesian Bush War, by documenting the history and operations of the waterborne units of the Rhodesian Corps of Engineers and the British South Africa Police.
From the early days of the war, both these units patrolled the Zambezi River and Lake Kariba. But it was the establishment in 1977 of Operation Splinter, a separate operational area covering the lake and the immediate upstream portion of the Zambezi, along with the upgrade of the Engineers Boat Troop to Squadron status, that allowed the first fully coordinated and ultimately successful defence of this section of the northern border.
SPLINTER describes how the Boat Squadron expanded from a purely defensive to an offensive role, and the part it played in support of certain external operations of the Rhodesian SAS.
Note: The copy available for sale through TSL is for the paperback version.
The book is available in 3 formats: hardback, paperback and eBook. The hardback has Premium Colour printing and the paperback has Standard Colour printing. All are priced at just the cost of production. Click on the link below to order direct from the printer:
Hardcover – £38.69
Paperback – £11.10
ebook – £0.99