Born in Southern Rhodesia, now Zimbabwe, historian and author Gerry van Tonder came to Britain in 1999. Specializing in military history, Gerry has authored Rhodesian Combined Forces Roll of Honour 1966-1981; Book of Remembrance: Rhodesia Native Regiment and Rhodesian African Rifles; North of the Red Line (on the South African border war), and the co-authored definitive Rhodesia Regiment 1899-1981. Gerry presented a copy of the latter to the regiment's former colonel-in-chief, Her Majesty the Queen. Gerry writes extensively for several Pen & Sword military history series including `Cold War 1945-1991', `Military Legacy' (focusing on the heritage of British cities), `Echoes of the Blitz', `Death Squads' (on massacres and genocides) and `Architects of Terror'.
For anyone who is looking to know the broad sweep of this moment in history, or is looking to start delving deeper into it, this book is a must. It is the perfect jumping off place for more reading. --A Wargamers Needful Things