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Cole, Barbara

Sabotage and Torture

Published: Three Knights Publishing, Amanzimtoti, 1988

Edition: First (regular)

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This copy was of the first standard edition (a limited number 'First Collectors Edition' was published at the same time). Hard cover in the original blue cloth boards with gilt titles to spine and an unclipped, pictorial dust wrapper, both with only very slight signs of wear - both in very good condition. Octavo (170x248mm), 209 pages including index, 16 pages of black & white photographs; diagrams, maps and cartoons in the text.

An account of the transition of the Rhodesian Air Force to the Zimbabwean Air Force as told to Barbara Cole. Unbelievable political machinations were involved and half of the air fleet was destroyed by saboteurs at Thornhill, Zimabwe, in July 1982 . Subsequently, eighteen white airmen, indiscriminately accused of sabotage, were arrested. Eventually all but seven (including three high ranking officers), were released. The seven held in captivity were held under dreadful conditions, tortured and tried for taking part in a South African orchestrated sabotage plot. Their plight lead to an international outcry.

  • Jacket Condition: Good
  • Binding Condition: Good
  • Overall Condition: Good
  • Size: 17x25cm
  • Sold By: Books of the Koonap
  • Contact Person: Grey de Villiers
  • Country: South Africa
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