One Soldier Canadian History Podcast

Episode 23: Rhodesian Light Infantry with John Van Zyl

February 12, 2021

In this episode, host Russell Hillier is joined by John Van Zyl, veteran of the Rhodesian Light Infantry and creator of the Fighting Men of Rhodesia Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vDfQx5rjmSc&t=6s

John talks about growing up in Colonial Africa, the Rhodesian Bush War and what it's like to lose your country.

Background

in the 1960's Rhodesia was a prosperous country, with high employment, a strong currency and little crime. Ten years later and it was all gone. By 1980, Rhodesia had vanished off the map. History is a demanding teacher and the lesson is that things can fall apart quickly, regardless of what country you call home. 

 

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