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A Handful of Hard Men

The SAS and the Battle for Rhodesia
Sprecher: Jack Chekijian
Spieldauer: 12 Std. und 17 Min.
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It is difficult to find another soldier's story to equal Captain Darrell Watt's in terms of time spent on the field of battle and challenges faced. Even by the lofty standards of the SAS and Special Forces, one has to look far to find anyone who can match his record of resilience and valor in the face of such daunting odds and with resources so paltry.

In the fight, he showed himself to be a military maestro. A bush-lore genius, blessed with uncanny instincts and an unbridled determination to close with the enemy, he had no peers as a combat-tracker (and there was plenty of competition). But the Rhodesian theater was a fluid and volatile one in which he performed in almost every imaginable fighting role.

After 12 years in the cauldron of war, his cause slipped from beneath him, and Rhodesia gave way to Zimbabwe. When the guns went quiet, Watt had won all his battles but lost the war. In this fascinating biography, we learn that in his twilight years, he is now concerned with saving wildlife on a continent where they are in continued danger and devoting himself to both the fauna and African people he cares so deeply about.

©2015 Hannes Wessels (P)2017 Tantor

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Great book destroyed by a nightmare of a reader

When dealing with Rhodesia the publishers should have had the brains to choose a reader who is at least the tiniest bit familiar with the english (not american!) language and knows how to pronounce "Rhodesia" or "Nkomo" or "Salisbury". On top of it Jack Chekijan speaks as if he wants to put a toddler to sleep. Not at all a voice to thrill one with a wartime story. Its an outright noucance to listen to this guy reading a story which is anything but boring.
But still - buy it. The story and the legacy behind it alone is worth enduring this voice.