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One Commando

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The author's fictionalized account of his service in the elite parachute battalion, One Commando, the Rhodesian Light Infantry, during the height of the guerrilla war. This is an account of the bush war in Rhodesia that is sure to fascinate anyone interested in military history or the history of southern Africa. A cracker-jack story; action-packed, well-balanced and ...more
Paperback, 218 pages
Published September 1st 2001 by Covos Day
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May 18, 2012 Naresh rated it it was ok
Picked it up only because I wanted to read something from that time. Since Wilbur Smith has decided to go off on a tangent with crappy books, I've no other source.

It was an ok book. Reads like someone's diary, not professional, but that's to be expected - the author was a career soldier in the Rhodesian Light Infantry and wanted to have his story heard. From that perspective, it wasn't bad at all.
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Feb 03, 2014 Rick Brindle rated it liked it
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An interesting story, but told rather as a documentary than a novel. It deals with the last days of Rhodesia as a nation as told from a white soldier's point of view. It is told in a very biographical way, and the fictional part seems to have been added on. I think it would have been better if written as a factual memoir, similar to Fireforce.
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